Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

A Robust Speech Understanding System Using Conceptual Relational Grammar

Jiping Sun, Roberto Togneri, Li Deng

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

We describe a robust speech understanding system based on our newly developed approach to spoken language processing. We show that a robust NLU system can be rapidly developed using a relatively simple speech recognizer to provide sufficient information for database retrieval by spoken language. Our experimental system consists of three components: a speech recognizer based on HMM, a natural language parser based on conceptual relational grammar and a data retrieval system based on the ATIS database. With the use of the robust parsing strategy, database query tasks can be successfully performed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Sun, Jiping / Togneri, Roberto / Deng, Li (2000): "A robust speech understanding system using conceptual relational grammar", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 879-882.