Disfluencies and Human Speech Transcription Errors

Vicky Zayats, Trang Tran, Richard Wright, Courtney Mansfield, Mari Ostendorf


This paper explores contexts associated with errors in transcription of spontaneous speech, shedding light on human perception of disfluencies and other conversational speech phenomena. A new version of the Switchboard corpus is provided with disfluency annotations for careful speech transcripts, together with results showing the impact of transcription errors on evaluation of automatic disfluency detection.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-3134

Cite as: Zayats, V., Tran, T., Wright, R., Mansfield, C., Ostendorf, M. (2019) Disfluencies and Human Speech Transcription Errors. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 3088-3092, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-3134.


@inproceedings{Zayats2019,
  author={Vicky Zayats and Trang Tran and Richard Wright and Courtney Mansfield and Mari Ostendorf},
  title={{Disfluencies and Human Speech Transcription Errors}},
  year=2019,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2019},
  pages={3088--3092},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2019-3134},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2019-3134}
}