Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

The Berkeley Restaurant Project

Daniel Jurafsky, Chuck Wooters, Gary Tajchman, Jonathan Segal, Andreas Stolcke, Eric Fosler, Nelson Morgan

International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA

This paper describes the architecture and performance of the Berkeley Restaurant Project (BeRP), a medium-vocabulary, speaker-independent, spontaneous continuous speech understanding system currently under development at ICSI. BeRP serves as a testbed for a number of our speech-related research projects, including robust feature extraction, connectionist phonetic likelihood estimation, automatic induction of multiple-pronunciation lexicons, foreign accent detection and modeling, advanced language models, and lip-reading. In addition, it has proved quite usable in its function as a database frontend, even though many of our subjects are non-native speakers of English.

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Bibliographic reference.  Jurafsky, Daniel / Wooters, Chuck / Tajchman, Gary / Segal, Jonathan / Stolcke, Andreas / Fosler, Eric / Morgan, Nelson (1994): "The berkeley restaurant project", In ICSLP-1994, 2139-2142.