4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Hybrid Language Models and Spontaneous Legal Discourse

P. E. Kenne, Mary O'Kane

The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

The idea of using multiple speech recognizers and alternate language models in a spoken language task is a familiar one. The problems which arise are deciding which language model(s) and/or recognizer(s) to use, or when to change language models. We use the idea of local perplexity of a corpus to determine when to change to an alternate language model and compare this strategy to a number of other strategies in the context of court interactions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kenne, P. E. / O'Kane, Mary (1996): "Hybrid language models and spontaneous legal discourse", In ICSLP-1996, 717-720.