Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
October 16-20, 2000
Transcription and Summarization of Voicemail Speech
Konstantinos Koumpis, Steve Renals
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK
This paper describes the development of a system to transcribe
and summarize voicemail messages. The results of the research
we present are two-fold. First, a hybrid connectionist approach
to the Voicemail transcription task shows that competitive performance
can be achieved using a context-independent system with
fewer parameters than those based on mixtures of Gaussian likelihoods.
Second, an effective and robust combination of statistical
with prior knowledge sources for term weighting is used to
extract information from the decoderís output in order to deliver
summaries to the message recipients via a GSM Short Message
Service (SMS) gateway.
Koumpis, Konstantinos / Renals, Steve (2000):
"Transcription and summarization of voicemail speech",
In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 688-691.