Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

A CSR-NL Interface Architecture

Douglas B. Paul

Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, Lexington, Ma., USA

Spoken Language Systems will require integration of continuous speech recognition and natural language processing. This is a proposed architecture for an interface between a continuous speech recognizer (CSR) and a natural language processor (NLP) to form a spoken language system. Both components are integrated with a stack controller and contribute to the search control. The architecture also allows a "Top-N" mode in which a "first part" outputs a list of top N scored sentences for post-processing by a "second part". An additional use for this architecture might be NLP evaluation testing: a common simulated CSR could be interfaced to each site's NLP to provide identical testing environments.

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Bibliographic reference.  Paul, Douglas B. (1992): "A CSR-NL interface architecture", In ICSLP-1992, 1423-1426.