5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Incorporating POS Tagging into Language Modeling

Peter A. Heeman (1), James F. Allen (2)

(1) France TÚlÚcom CNET Technopole Anticipa, Lannion, France
(2) Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester, NY, USA

Language models for speech recognition tend to concentrate solely on recognizing the words that were spoken. In this paper, we redefine the speech recognition problem so that its goal is to find both the best sequence of words and their syntactic role (part-of-speech) in the utterance. This is a necessary first step towards tightening the interaction between speech recognition and natural language understanding.

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Bibliographic reference.  Heeman, Peter A. / Allen, James F. (1997): "Incorporating POS tagging into language modeling", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2767-2770.