4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Combining the Detection and Correction of Speech Repairs

Peter A. Heeman (1), Kyung-ho Loken-Kim (2), James F. Allen (1)

(1) University of Rochester, Department of Computer Science, Rochester, NY, USA
(2) ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan

Previous approaches to detecting and correcting speech repairs have for the most part separated these two problems. In this paper, we present a statistical model of speech repairs that uses information about the possible correction to help decide whether a speech repair actually occurred. By better modeling the interactions between detection and correction, we are able to improve our detection results.

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Bibliographic reference.  Heeman, Peter A. / Loken-Kim, Kyung-ho / Allen, James F. (1996): "Combining the detection and correction of speech repairs", In ICSLP-1996, 362-365.