ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Improving perceived accuracy for in-car media search

Yun-Cheng Ju, Michael Seltzer, Ivan Tashev

Speech recognition technology is prone to mistakes, but this is not the only source of errors that cause speech recognition systems to fail; sometimes the user simply does not utter the command correctly. Usually, user mistakes are not considered when a system is designed and evaluated. This creates a gap between the claimed accuracy of the system and the actual accuracy perceived by the users. We address this issue quantitatively in our in-car infotainment media search task and propose expanding the capability of voice command to accommodate user mistakes while retaining a high percentage of the performance for queries with correct syntax. As a result, failures caused by user mistakes were reduced by an absolute 70% at the cost of a drop in accuracy of only 0.28%.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-291

Cite as: Ju, Y.-C., Seltzer, M., Tashev, I. (2009) Improving perceived accuracy for in-car media search. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 979-982, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-291

  author={Yun-Cheng Ju and Michael Seltzer and Ivan Tashev},
  title={{Improving perceived accuracy for in-car media search}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},