Paper: Invited Talk: Processing Broadcast Audio For Information Access

ACL ID P01-1002
Title Invited Talk: Processing Broadcast Audio For Information Access
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2001
Authors

This paper addresses recent progress in speaker-independent, large vocabulary, continuous speech recognition, which has opened up a wide range of near and mid-term applications. One rapidly ex- panding application area is the process- ing of broadcast audio for information access. At LIMSI, broadcast news tran- scription systems have been developed for English, French, German, Mandarin and Portuguese, and systems for other languages are under development. Au- dio indexation must take into account the specificities of audio data, such as needing to deal with the continuous data stream and an imperfect word tran- scription. Some near-term applications areas are audio data mining, selective dissemination of information and me- dia monitoring.