Paper: Statistical Language Processing Using Hidden Understanding Models

ACL ID H94-1053
Title Statistical Language Processing Using Hidden Understanding Models
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

This paper introduces a class of statistical mechanisms, called hidden understanding models, for natural language processing. Much of the framework for hidden understanding models derives from statistical models used in speech recognition, especially the use of hidden Markov models. These techniques are applied to the central problem of determining meaning directly from a sequence of spoken or written words. We present an overall description of the hidden understanding methodology, and discuss some of the critical implementation issues. Finally, we report on experimental results, including results of the December 1993 AR.PA evaluation.