Paper: Qme! : A Speech-based Question-Answering system on Mobile Devices

ACL ID N10-1007
Title Qme! : A Speech-based Question-Answering system on Mobile Devices
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

Mobile devices are becoming the dominant mode of information access despite being cumbersome to input text using small key- boards and browsing web pages on small screens. We present Qme!, a speech-based question-answering system that allows for spoken queries and retrieves answers to the questions instead of web pages. We present bootstrap methods to distinguish dynamic questions from static questions and we show the benefits of tight coupling of speech recog- nition and retrieval components of the system.