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Information Retrieval Techniques for Speech Applications [electronic resource] /

Contributor(s): Coden, Anni R [editor.] | Brown, Eric W [editor.] | Srinivasan, Savitha [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 2273Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2002.Description: XII, 116 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540456377.Subject(s): Computer science | Information storage and retrieval | Computational linguistics | Computer Science | Information Storage and Retrieval | Language Translation and LinguisticsOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Traditional Information Retrieval Techniques -- Perspectives on Information Retrieval and Speech -- Spoken Document Pre-processing -- Capitalization Recovery for Text -- Adapting IR Techniques to Spoken Documents -- Clustering of Imperfect Transcripts Using a Novel Similarity Measure -- Extracting Keyphrases from Spoken Audio Documents -- Segmenting Conversations by Topic, Initiative, and Style -- Extracting Caller Information from Voicemail -- Techniques for Multi-media Collections -- Speech and Hand Transcribed Retrieval -- New Applications -- The Use of Speech Retrieval Systems: A Study Design -- Speech-Driven Text Retrieval: Using Target IR Collections for Statistical Language Model Adaptation in Speech Recognition -- WASABI: Framework for Real-Time Speech Analysis Applications (Demo).
In: Springer eBooksSummary: This volume is based on a workshop held on September 13, 2001 in New Orleans, LA, USA as part of the24thAnnualInternationalACMSIGIRConferenceon ResearchandDevelopmentinInformationRetrieval.Thetitleoftheworkshop was: “Information Retrieval Techniques for Speech Applications.” Interestinspeechapplicationsdatesbackanumberofdecades.However, it is only in the last few years that automatic speech recognition has left the con?nes of the basic research lab and become a viable commercial application. Speech recognition technology has now matured to the point where speech can be used to interact with automated phone systems, control computer programs, andevencreatememosanddocuments.Movingbeyondcomputercontroland dictation, speech recognition has the potential to dramatically change the way we create,capture,andstoreknowledge.Advancesinspeechrecognitiontechnology combined with ever decreasing storage costs and processors that double in power every eighteen months have set the stage for a whole new era of applications that treat speech in the same way that we currently treat text. The goal of this workshop was to explore the technical issues involved in a- lying information retrieval and text analysis technologies in the new application domainsenabledbyautomaticspeechrecognition.Thesepossibilitiesbringwith themanumberofissues,questions,andproblems.Speech-baseduserinterfaces create di?erent expectations for the end user, which in turn places di?erent - mands on the back-end systems that must interact with the user and interpret theuser’scommands.Speechrecognitionwillneverbeperfect,soanalyses- plied to the resulting transcripts must be robust in the face of recognition errors. The ability to capture speech and apply speech recognition on smaller, more - werful, pervasive devices suggests that text analysis and mining technologies can be applied in new domains never before considered.
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Traditional Information Retrieval Techniques -- Perspectives on Information Retrieval and Speech -- Spoken Document Pre-processing -- Capitalization Recovery for Text -- Adapting IR Techniques to Spoken Documents -- Clustering of Imperfect Transcripts Using a Novel Similarity Measure -- Extracting Keyphrases from Spoken Audio Documents -- Segmenting Conversations by Topic, Initiative, and Style -- Extracting Caller Information from Voicemail -- Techniques for Multi-media Collections -- Speech and Hand Transcribed Retrieval -- New Applications -- The Use of Speech Retrieval Systems: A Study Design -- Speech-Driven Text Retrieval: Using Target IR Collections for Statistical Language Model Adaptation in Speech Recognition -- WASABI: Framework for Real-Time Speech Analysis Applications (Demo).

This volume is based on a workshop held on September 13, 2001 in New Orleans, LA, USA as part of the24thAnnualInternationalACMSIGIRConferenceon ResearchandDevelopmentinInformationRetrieval.Thetitleoftheworkshop was: “Information Retrieval Techniques for Speech Applications.” Interestinspeechapplicationsdatesbackanumberofdecades.However, it is only in the last few years that automatic speech recognition has left the con?nes of the basic research lab and become a viable commercial application. Speech recognition technology has now matured to the point where speech can be used to interact with automated phone systems, control computer programs, andevencreatememosanddocuments.Movingbeyondcomputercontroland dictation, speech recognition has the potential to dramatically change the way we create,capture,andstoreknowledge.Advancesinspeechrecognitiontechnology combined with ever decreasing storage costs and processors that double in power every eighteen months have set the stage for a whole new era of applications that treat speech in the same way that we currently treat text. The goal of this workshop was to explore the technical issues involved in a- lying information retrieval and text analysis technologies in the new application domainsenabledbyautomaticspeechrecognition.Thesepossibilitiesbringwith themanumberofissues,questions,andproblems.Speech-baseduserinterfaces create di?erent expectations for the end user, which in turn places di?erent - mands on the back-end systems that must interact with the user and interpret theuser’scommands.Speechrecognitionwillneverbeperfect,soanalyses- plied to the resulting transcripts must be robust in the face of recognition errors. The ability to capture speech and apply speech recognition on smaller, more - werful, pervasive devices suggests that text analysis and mining technologies can be applied in new domains never before considered.

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