Paper: Linefeed Insertion into Japanese Spoken Monologue for Captioning

ACL ID P09-1060
Title Linefeed Insertion into Japanese Spoken Monologue for Captioning
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

To support the real-time understanding of spoken monologue such as lectures and commentaries, the development of a cap- tioningsystemisrequired. Inmonologues, since a sentence tends to be long, each sentence is often displayed in multi lines on one screen, it is necessary to insert linefeeds into a text so that the text be- comes easy to read. This paper proposes a technique for inserting linefeeds into a Japanese spoken monologue text as an el- emental technique to generate the read- able captions. Our method appropriately inserts linefeeds into a sentence by ma- chine learning, based on the information such as dependencies, clause boundaries, pauses and line length. An experiment us- ingJapanesespeechdatahasshowntheef- fectiveness of our technique.