5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

SCAN - Speech Content Based Audio Navigator: A System Overview

John Choi, Don Hindle, Julia Hirschberg, Ivan Magrin-Chagnolleau, Christine H. Nakatani, Fernando Pereira, Amit Singhal, Steve Whittaker

AT&T Labs - Research, USA

SCAN (Speech Content based Audio Navigator) is a spoken document retrieval system integrating speaker-independent, large-vocabulary speech recognition with information-retrieval to support query-based retrieval of information from speech archives. Initial development focused on the application of SCAN to the broadcast news domain. This paper provides an overview of this system, including a description of its graphical user interface which incorporates machine-generated speech transcripts to provide local contextual navigation and random access for browsing large speech databases.

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Bibliographic reference.  Choi, John / Hindle, Don / Hirschberg, Julia / Magrin-Chagnolleau, Ivan / Nakatani, Christine H. / Pereira, Fernando / Singhal, Amit / Whittaker, Steve (1998): "SCAN - speech content based audio navigator: a system overview", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0604.