Prosodic and other cues to speech recognition failures

  title={Prosodic and other cues to speech recognition failures},
  author={Julia Hirschberg and Diane J. Litman and Marc Swerts},
  journal={Speech Communication},
In spoken dialogue systems, it is important for the system to know how likely a speech recognition hypothesis is to be correct, so it can reject misrecognized user turns, or, in cases where many errors have occurred, change its interaction strategy or switch the caller to a human attendant. We have identified prosodic features which predict more accurately when a recognition hypothesis contains errors than the acoustic confidence scores traditionally used in automatic speech recognition in… CONTINUE READING
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