11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

Exploring Speaker Characteristics for Meeting Summarization

Fei Liu, Yang Liu

University of Texas at Dallas, USA

In this paper, we investigate using meeting-specific characteristics to improve extractive meeting summarization, in particular, speaker-related attributes (such as verboseness, gender, native language, role in the meeting). A rich set of speaker-sensitive features are developed in the supervised learning framework. We perform experiments on the ICSI meeting corpus. Results are evaluated using multiple criteria, including ROUGE, a sentence-level F-measure, and an approximated Pyramid approach. We show that incorporating speaker characteristics can consistently improve summarization performance on various testing conditions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Liu, Fei / Liu, Yang (2010): "Exploring speaker characteristics for meeting summarization", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 2518-2521.