4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

SpeeData: Multilingual Spoken Data Entry

U. Ackermann (2), B. Angelini (1), Fabio Brugnara (1), Marcello Federico (1), D. Giuliani (1), R. Gretter (1), G. Lazzari (1), Heinrich Niemann (2)

(1) IRST-Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Povo, Trento, Italy
(2) FORWISS-Bayerisches Forschungszentrum für Wissensbasierte Systeme, Erlangen, Germany

In this paper we present a multilingual application for speech technology. The SpeeData project aims at building a demonstrator that provides a user-friendly interface for spoken data-entry in two languages: Italian and German. The application domain is the land register of an Italian region in which both languages are officially spoken. The considered data-entry task is particularly challenging as it considers many different types of data - e.g. long texts, numbers, proper names, tables, etc.- and a variety of of pronunciations, since dialects are present and users will not always speak in their native language.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ackermann, U. / Angelini, B. / Brugnara, Fabio / Federico, Marcello / Giuliani, D. / Gretter, R. / Lazzari, G. / Niemann, Heinrich (1996): "Speedata: multilingual spoken data entry", In ICSLP-1996, 2211-2214.