Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

A Domain-Independent Model to Improve Spelling in a Web Environment

Robert J. van Vark, Jelle K. de Haan, Leon J. M. Rothkrantz

Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems, Knowledge Based Systems Group, Delft, The Netherlands

Speech controlled web agents provide a way to build cheap telephony-based information services that can be used to provide various types of information available on the Internet. High recognition error rates make it difficult to find correct information on the web. To find telephone numbers of employees on the Delft University of Technology web site, a search engine capable of finding "fuzzy matches" results in a list of close matches to the recognised spelled last name of the employee. Using knowledge of the errors made by the speech recogniser makes it possible to locate phone numbers even if the recognition of spelled last names is very low.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Vark, Robert J. van / Haan, Jelle K. de / Rothkrantz, Leon J. M. (2000): "A domain-independent model to improve spelling in a web environment", In ICSLP-2000, vol.3, 1081-1084.