Paper: A Model for Robust Processing of Spontaneous Speech by Integrating Viable Fragments

ACL ID P98-2229
Title A Model for Robust Processing of Spontaneous Speech by Integrating Viable Fragments
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

We describe the design and function of a robust pro- cessing component which is being developed for the Verbmobil speech translation system. Its task con- sists of collecting partial analyses of an input utter- ance produced by three parsers and attempting to combine them into more meaningful, larger units. It is used as a fallback mechanism in cases where no complete analysis spanning the whole input can be achieved, owing to spontaneous speech phenomena or speech recognition errors.