Integrating Syntax and Semantics into Spoken Language Understanding

  title={Integrating Syntax and Semantics into Spoken Language Understanding},
  author={Lynette Hirschman and Stephanie Seneff and David Goodine and Michael S. Phillips},
This paper describes several experiments combining natural language and acoustic constraints to improve overall performance of the MIT VOYAGER spoken language system. This system couples the SUMMIT speech recognition system with the TINA language understanding system to answer spoken queries about navigational assistance in the Cambridge, MA, area. The overall goal of our research is to combine acoustic, syntactic and semantic knowledge sources. Our first experiment showed improvement by… CONTINUE READING
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