Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 17-21, 2006

Design and Performance Analysis of a Factoid Question Answering System for Spontaneous Speech Transcriptions

Mihai Surdeanu, David Dominguez-Sal, Pere R. Comas

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

This paper introduces a QA designed from scratch to handle speech transcriptions. The system’s strength is achieved by analyzing the speech transcriptions with a mix of IR-oriented methodologies and a small number of robust NLP components. We evaluate the system on transcriptions of spontaneous speech from several 1-hour-long seminars and presentations and show that the system obtains encouraging performance.

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Bibliographic reference.  Surdeanu, Mihai / Dominguez-Sal, David / Comas, Pere R. (2006): "Design and performance analysis of a factoid question answering system for spontaneous speech transcriptions", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1046-Tue2CaP.5.