Paper: Lexical Access In Connected Speech Recognition

ACL ID P89-1011
Title Lexical Access In Connected Speech Recognition
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1989

This paper addresses two issues concerning lexical access in connected speech recognition: 1) the nature of the pre-lexical representation used to initiate lexical look- up 2) the points at which lexical look-up is triggered off this representation. The results of an experiment are reported which was designed to evaluate a number of access strategies proposed in the literature in conjunction with several plausible pre-lexical representations of the speech input. The experiment also extends previous work by utilising a dictionary database containing a realistic rather than illustrative English vocabulary. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND In most recent work on the process of word recognition during comprehe~ion of connected speech (either by human or machine) a distinction is made between lexical acc...