Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Similarity-Based Identification of Repairs in Japanese Spoken Language

Gen-Ichiro Kikui, Tsuyoshi Morimoto

ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan

The paper presents an algorithm for locating parts of an utterance that is canceled by the speaker using repairs, or self-correct ions. Especially, we concentrate on identification of the on-set of a canceled part. The underlying idea is that the repair and reparendum intervals are as similar to each other as are two coordinated phrases. We adopted the similarity-based algorithm for analyzing Japanese coordination structures proposed by Kurohashi and Nagao. The success rate of the algorithm is 92% for tagged utterances in ATR dialogue database.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kikui, Gen-Ichiro / Morimoto, Tsuyoshi (1994): "Similarity-based identification of repairs in Japanese spoken language", In ICSLP-1994, 915-918.