Speech Repairs, Intonational Boundaries and Discourse Markers: Modeling Speakers' Utterances in Spoken Dialog

@article{Heeman1997SpeechRI,
  title={Speech Repairs, Intonational Boundaries and Discourse Markers: Modeling Speakers' Utterances in Spoken Dialog},
  author={Peter A. Heeman},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={1997},
  volume={cmp-lg/9712009}
}
Interactive spoken dialog provides many new challenges for natural language understanding systems. One of the most critical challenges is simply determining the speaker’s intended utterances: both segmenting a speaker’s turn into utterances and determining the intended words in each utterance. Even assuming perfect word recognition, the latter problem is complicated by the occurrence of speech repairs, which occur where the speaker goes back and changes (or repeats) something she just said. The… CONTINUE READING
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