7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

The ISL Meeting Corpus: the Impact of Meeting Type on Speech Style

Susanne Burger, Victoria MacLaren, Hua Yu

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Speech research is becoming very interested in new application domains, such as meeting summarization and automatic transcription, and has thus begun to work with recorded meeting data. The following paper gives an overview of the meeting data collection at Interactive Systems Laboratories. There are currently over 100 meetings of different types recorded. An experiment is described which aimed at testing the possibility of controlling issues of speaking style by meeting type. Results show that depending on the meeting type, speaking style varies in terms of turn length, speed and disfluencies.


Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Burger, Susanne / MacLaren, Victoria / Yu, Hua (2002): "The ISL meeting corpus: the impact of meeting type on speech style", In ICSLP-2002, 301-304.