Paper: A Syntactic Framework For Speech Repairs And Other Disruptions

ACL ID P99-1053
Title A Syntactic Framework For Speech Repairs And Other Disruptions
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
Authors

This paper presents a grammatical and pro- cessing framework for handling the repairs, hesitations, and other interruptions in nat- ural human dialog. The proposed frame- work has proved adequate for a collection of human-human task-oriented dialogs, both in a full manual examination of the corpus, and in tests with a parser capable of parsing some of that corpus. This parser can also correct a pre-parser speech repair identifier resulting in a 4.8% increase in recall. 1 Motivation The parsers used in most dialog systems have not evolved much past their origins in handling written text even though they may have to deal with speech repairs, speak- ers collaborating to form utterances, and speakers interrupting each other. This is especially true of machine translators and meeting analysis p...