Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Automatic Adaptive Understanding of Spoken Language by Cooperation of Syntactic Parsing and Semantic Priming

Jean-Yves Antoine, Jean Caelen, Bertand Caillaud

Institut de la Communication Parlée, URA CNRS 368, INPG, University Stendhal, Grenoble, France

This paper focuses on the modelling of the linguistic level of MICRO, a multi-agents speech understanding system largely inspired by cognitive models. It describes the cooperation between, on the one hand a syntactic parser using a Lexical Functional Grammar, and on the other hand an semantic analyser. The semantic analysis is achieved through a mechanism semantic priming carried out by a incremental associative network. We emphasize the adaptive abilities of such a cooperation, particularly in case of ungrammatical utterances, which are very common in spoken language.

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Bibliographic reference.  Antoine, Jean-Yves / Caelen, Jean / Caillaud, Bertand (1994): "Automatic adaptive understanding of spoken language by cooperation of syntactic parsing and semantic priming", In ICSLP-1994, 799-802.