Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

The ESTER Phase II Evaluation Campaign for the Rich Transcription of French Broadcast News

Sylvain Galliano (1), Edouard Geoffrois (1), Djamel Mostefa (2), Khalid Choukri (2), Jean-François Bonastre (3), Guillaume Gravier (3)

(1) DGA/CEP, France; (2) ELDA, Paris, France; (3) AFCP, France

This paper gives the final results of the Ester evaluation campaign which started in 2003 and ended in January 2005. The aim of this campaign was to evaluate automatic broadcast news rich transcription systems for the French language. The evaluation tasks were divided into three main categories: orthographic transcription, event detection and tracking (e.g. speech vs. music, speaker tracking), and information extraction. The last one, limited to named entity detection in this evaluation, was a preliminary test. The paper reports on protocols and gives the results obtained in the campaign.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Galliano, Sylvain / Geoffrois, Edouard / Mostefa, Djamel / Choukri, Khalid / Bonastre, Jean-François / Gravier, Guillaume (2005): "The ESTER phase II evaluation campaign for the rich transcription of French broadcast news", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 1149-1152.