11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

Spoken Document Retrieval for Oral Presentations Integrating Global Document Similarities into Local Document Similarities

Hiroaki Nanjo, Yusuke Iyonaga, Takehiko Yoshimi

Faculty of Science and Technology, Ryukoku University, Japan

A spoken document retrieval (SDR) method for oral presentations is addressed. We propose an integration method of global information and local information based on a topic hierarchy of presentations. Specifically, for detecting a part of an oral presentation about one to two minutes (local document), we integrate similarities between a given query and longer units (global documents), for example a whole presentation, into a similarity between the given query and a local document contained in the global documents. For a short speech segment retrieval task from 604-hours presentation speech, we confirmed a statistical improvement of information retrieval performance.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nanjo, Hiroaki / Iyonaga, Yusuke / Yoshimi, Takehiko (2010): "Spoken document retrieval for oral presentations integrating global document similarities into local document similarities", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 1285-1288.