Paper: Control Structures And Theories Of Interaction In Speech Understanding Systems

ACL ID P84-1056
Title Control Structures And Theories Of Interaction In Speech Understanding Systems
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984
Authors

lr: this paper, we approach the problem of organisation and control ip. automatic speech understanding systems firaT.ly, by presentin~ a theory of the non-serial interactions "~eces';ary between two processors in the system; namely, the morphosyntaetic and the prosodic, and secondly, by showing how, when generalised, this theory allows one to specify a highly efficient architecture for a speech understanding system with a simple control structure and genuinely independent components. The theory of non-serial interactions we present predicts that speech is temporally organised in a very specific way; that is, tee system would not function effectively if the temporal distribution of various types of information in speech were different. The architecture we propose is developed from a study o...