Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Incremental Dependency Parsing of Japanese Spoken Monologue Based on Clause Boundaries

Tomohiro Ohno (1), Shigeki Matsubara (1), Hideki Kashioka (2), Naoto Kato (2), Yasuyoshi Inagaki (3)

(1) Nagoya University, Japan; (2) ATR-SLT, Japan; (3) Aichi Prefectural University, Japan

In applications of spoken monologue processing such as simultaneous machine interpretation and real-time captions generation, incremental language parsing is strongly required. This paper proposes a technique for incremental dependency parsing of Japanese spoken monologue on a clause-by-clause basis. The technique identifies the clauses based on clause boundaries analysis, analyzes the dependency structures of them, and tries to decide the dependency relations with another clauses, simultaneously with the monologue speech input. The dependency relations are generated at the stage before the input of the entire monologue, and therefore, our technique can be used for language parsing in simultaneous Japanese speech understanding. An experiment using Japanese monologues has shown that our technique had the same degree of the performance as the usual dependency parsing for monologue sentences.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ohno, Tomohiro / Matsubara, Shigeki / Kashioka, Hideki / Kato, Naoto / Inagaki, Yasuyoshi (2005): "Incremental dependency parsing of Japanese spoken monologue based on clause boundaries", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 3449-3452.