Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Connectionist Language Models for Speech Understanding: The Problem of Word Order Variation

Igor Schadle (2,3), Jean-Yves Antoine (1), Daniel Memmi (2)

(1) VALORIA, Univ. Bretagne Sud, Vannes, France
(2) LEIBNIZ-IMAG, Grenoble, France
(3) CLIPS-IMAG, Grenoble, France

This paper emphasizes the importance of the question of word-order variation in connectionist language modeling. More precisely, it investigates whether recurrent networks can integrate various linguistic constraints to process variable word-order languages. This paper reports three experiments on the understanding of spoken French that suggest that recurrent architectures could apply to the understanding of variable spoken languages.

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Bibliographic reference.  Schadle, Igor / Antoine, Jean-Yves / Memmi, Daniel (1999): "Connectionist language models for speech understanding: the problem of word order variation", In EUROSPEECH'99, 2035-2038.