Paper: Improved Syntactic Models for Parsing Speech with Repairs

ACL ID N09-1074
Title Improved Syntactic Models for Parsing Speech with Repairs
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors
  • Tim Miller (University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis MN)

This paper introduces three new syntactic models for representing speech with repairs. These models are developed to test the intu- ition that the erroneous parts of speech repairs (reparanda) are not generated or recognized as such while occurring, but only after they have been corrected. Thus, they are designed to minimize the differences in grammar rule ap- plications between fluent and disfluent speech containing similar structure. The three models considered in this paper are also designed to isolate the mechanism of impact, by systemat- ically exploring different variables.