Paper: What lies beneath: Semantic and syntactic analysis of manually reconstructed spontaneous speech

ACL ID P09-1084
Title What lies beneath: Semantic and syntactic analysis of manually reconstructed spontaneous speech
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

Spontaneously produced speech text often includes disfluencies which make it diffi- cult to analyze underlying structure. Suc- cessful reconstruction of this text would transform these errorful utterances into fluent strings and offer an alternate mech- anism for analysis. Our investigation of naturally-occurring spontaneous speaker errors aligned to corrected text with manual semantico- syntactic analysis yields new insight into the syntactic and structural semantic differences between spoken and recon- structed language.