Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech
Spontaneous conversation is optimized for human-human communication, but differs in some important ways from the types of speech for which human language technology is often developed. This overview describes four fundamental properties of spontaneous speech that present challenges for spoken language applications because they violate assumptions often applied in automatic processing technology.
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Bibliographic reference. Shriberg, Elizabeth (2005): "Spontaneous speech: how people really talk and why engineers should care", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 1781-1784.