Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Towards Better Language Models for Spontaneous Speech

B. Suhm (1), Alex Waibel (1,2)

(1) Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA,USA
(2) Karlsruhe University, Karlsruhe, Germany

In our effort to build a speech-to-speech translation system for spontaneous spoken dialogs we have developed several methods to improve the language models of the speech decoder of the system. We attempt to take advantage of natural equivalence word classes, frequently occuring word phrases, and discourse structure. Each of these methods was tested on spontaneous English, German and Spanish human-human dialogs.

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Bibliographic reference.  Suhm, B. / Waibel, Alex (1994): "Towards better language models for spontaneous speech", In ICSLP-1994, 831-834.