Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Are Transcriptions of Speech Material Recorded by Means of Bugs Reliable?

Loredana Cerrato, Andrea Paoloni

Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Rome, Italy

In this paper we will present the results of a per-ceptual test run to evaluate the effects of some postperceptual analysis of speech recorded by means of concealed microphones (i.e.bugs). Our main aim was to verify the hypothesis that in Italian post-perceptually at least, the grammaticality of a perceived utterance overrides other factors, in particular semantics, when the speech signal is weak or noisy. The results of our experiment might give some in-sight to the problems related to the task of transcription of speech recorded by means of bugs for forensic purposes.

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Bibliographic reference.  Cerrato, Loredana / Paoloni, Andrea (1999): "Are transcriptions of speech material recorded by means of bugs reliable?", In EUROSPEECH'99, 1887-1890.