Learn More
We present``Transcriber'', a tool for assisting in the creation of speech corpora, and describe some aspects of its development and use. Transcriber was designed for the manual segmentation and transcription of long duration broadcast news recordings, including annotation of speech turns, topics and acoustic conditions. It is highly portable, relying on the(More)
Acknowledgments I owe my thanks to a number of people, each of whom contributed in their own way towards this research and in the preparation of this document. First of all, I thank Prof. Aravind Joshi for his continued support during the period of this research. I have beneeted signiicantly from his deep insights and his passion for subtle details which(More)
"Linguistic annotation" covers any descriptive or analytic notations applied to raw language data. The basic data may be in the form of time functions – audio, video and/or physiological recordings – or it may be textual. The added notations may include transcriptions of all sorts (from phonetic features to discourse structures), part-of-speech and sense(More)
Preposed negation yes/no (yn)-questions like Doesn't John drink? necessarily carry the implicature that the speaker thinks John drinks, whereas non-preposed negation yn-questions like Does John not drink? do not necessarily trigger this implicature. Furthermore, preposed negation yn-questions have a reading " double-checking " Ô and a reading "(More)
JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org.. The MIT Press is(More)
The problem of quantitatively comparing tile performance of different broad-coverage grammars of En-glish has to date resisted solution. Prima facie, known English grammars appear to disagree strongly with each other as to the elements of even tile simplest sentences. For instance, the grammars of Steve Abneying), Don tfindle (AT&T), Bob Ingria (BBN), and(More)