EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Resource-Limited Sentence Boundary Detection

David Carter, Ian Gransden

Speech Machines, UK

We examine the practical constraints imposed on the task of sentence boundary detection in speech recognizer output, by the requirements of a system that supports large-scale commercial off-line transcription of dictations. We develop and evaluate a method that observes these constraints, reformulating the best technique previously reported in order to allow the use a smoothing technique directly tailored to boundary prediction. We then show how this method can be generalized and improved upon, demonstrating significantly better performance in three different domains.

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Bibliographic reference.  Carter, David / Gransden, Ian (2001): "Resource-limited sentence boundary detection", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 443-446.