Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

A Robust Parser for Spoken Language Understanding

Ye-Yi Wang

Microsoft Research, Speech Technology Group, Redmond, WA, USA

This paper describes a robust parsing algorithm for spoken language understanding. Comparing with the other work in robust parsing, we focus on building a parser that is robust to not only ill-formed spontaneous spoken language inputs but also under-specified grammars. Preliminary experiment results show that the parsing performance deteriorates more gracefully than another parser we have used when the grammar is more under-specified.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wang, Ye-Yi (1999): "A robust parser for spoken language understanding", In EUROSPEECH'99, 2055-2058.