Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

VERBMOBIL Dialogues: Multifaced Analysis

Akira Kurematsu (1), Youichi Akegami (2), Susanne Burger(3), Susanne Jekat (4), Brigitte Lause (4), Victoria L. Maclaren (3), Daniela Oppermann (5), Tanja Schultz (6)

(1) University of Electro-Communications, Japan; (2) ATR International, Japan; (3) Carnegie Mellon University USA; (4) University of Hamburg, Germany; (5) University of München, Germany; (6) University of Karlsruhe, Germany

This paper describes the outline of collecting and transcribing spontaneous spoken dialogues for VERBMOBIL, the German research project on mult ilingual processing of spontaneous speech. The method and conditions of data collection performed using the same scenario and the transliteration convention of spontaneous speech were described. The characteristics of VERBMOBIL corpus were presented in terms of the size of dialogues, turns, sentences, words, perplexity based on the linguistic analysis.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Kurematsu, Akira / Akegami, Youichi / Burge, Susanne / Jekat, Susanne / Lause, Brigitte / Maclaren, Victoria L. / Oppermann, Daniela / Schultz, Tanja (2000): "VERBMOBIL dialogues: multifaced analysis", In ICSLP-2000, vol.4, 712-715.