Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Terminology Principles and Support for Spoken Language System Development

Dafydd Gibbon, Silke Kölsch, Inge Mertins, Michaela Schulte, Thorsten Trippel

University of Bielefeld, Germany

Spoken language (SL) system development is an in-creasingly interdisciplinary effort. Speech-to-speech system development, for example, involves speech engineers, software engineers, phoneticians, and a variety of computational linguistic subdisciplines from morphology, syntax and lexicology through semantics and pragmatics, each with their own historically moti-vated terminology. In our experience this ‘terminology barrier’ makes communication between the disciplines unnecessarily difficult. As a contribution to reducing the terminology barrier we propose a set of new speech specific terminological principles and a proto-type term bank with an Internet interface for this spe-cific purpose. The result is one of the outputs of the spoken language working group of the LE EAGLES Phase II project (LE3-4244 10484/0).

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Bibliographic reference.  Gibbon, Dafydd / Kölsch, Silke / Mertins, Inge / Schulte, Michaela / Trippel, Thorsten (1999): "Terminology principles and support for spoken language system development", In EUROSPEECH'99, 2135-2138.