Automatic Acquisition of Names Using Speak and Spell Mode in Spoken Dialogue Systems

@inproceedings{Chung2003AutomaticAO,
  title={Automatic Acquisition of Names Using Speak and Spell Mode in Spoken Dialogue Systems},
  author={Grace Chung and Stephanie Seneff and Chao Wang},
  booktitle={HLT-NAACL},
  year={2003}
}
This paper describes a novel multi-stage recognition procedure for deducing the spelling and pronunciation of an open set of names. The overall goal is the automatic acquisition of unknown words in a human computer conversational system. The names are spoken and spelled in a single utterance, achieving a concise and natural dialogue flow. The first recognition pass extracts letter hypotheses from the spelled part of the waveform and maps them to phonemic hypotheses via a hierarchical sublexical… CONTINUE READING
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