Paper: A Unified Syntactic Model for Parsing Fluent and Disfluent Speech

ACL ID P08-2027
Title A Unified Syntactic Model for Parsing Fluent and Disfluent Speech
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

This paper describes a syntactic representation for modeling speech repairs. This representa- tion makes use of a right corner transform of syntax trees to produce a tree representation in which speech repairs require very few spe- cial syntax rules, making better use of training data. PCFGs trained on syntax trees using this model achieve high accuracy on the standard Switchboard parsing task.