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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


A Functional Approach to Speech Recognition Evaluation

Ben Hutchinson

Syrinx Speech Systems, Australia

The paper describes a new evaluation measure for speech recognition in spoken language dialogue systems. The measure is based on the usefulness of the recognition for the system, and the usefulness is measured at the level of meaning representation. It is argued that the new measure is more useful than word error rate, and is more accurate than simpler functional measures.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hutchinson, Ben (2001): "A functional approach to speech recognition evaluation", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1683-1686.