International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2012

Hong Kong
December 6-7, 2012

Evaluation of Interactive User Corrections for Lecture Transcription

Henrich Kolkhorst, Kevin Kilgour, Sebastian Stüker, Alex Waibel

International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies – InterACT, Institute for Anthropomatics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

In this work, we present and evaluate the usage of an interactive web interface for browsing and correcting lecture transcripts. An experiment performed with potential users without transcription experience provides us with a set of example corrections.
    On German lecture data, user corrections greatly improve the comprehensibility of the transcripts, yet only reduce the WER to 22%. The precision of user edits is relatively low at 77% and errors in inflection, case and compounds were rarely corrected. Nevertheless, characteristic lecture data errors, such as highly specific terms, were typically corrected, providing valuable additional information. Index Terms: speech recognition, user study, transcript correction, lectures

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Bibliographic reference.  Kolkhorst, Henrich / Kilgour, Kevin / Stüker, Sebastian / Waibel, Alex (2012): "Evaluation of interactive user corrections for lecture transcription", In IWSLT-2012, 217-221.