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ISCA/IEEE Workshop on Spontaneous Speech Processing and Recognition

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
13-16 April 2003

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Recent advances in spontaneous speech recognition and understanding
Sadaoki Furui

Corpus of spontaneous Japanese: its design and evaluation
Kikuo Maekawa

Corpus and text analysis of spontaneous Japanese
Hitoshi Isahara

Annotation conventions and corpus design in the investigation of spontaneous speech prosody in Taiwanese
Shu-Hui Peng, Mary E. Beckman

Taxonomy of spontaneous speech phenomena in Mandarin conversation
Shu-Chuan Tseng

A corpus-based analysis on prosody and discourse structure in Japanese spontaneous monologues
Kiyoko Yoneyama, Hanae Koiso, Janice Fon

Vowel Reduction in spontaneous spoken Dutch
Marc Swerts, Hanne Kloots, Steven Gillis, Georges de Schutter

The phonetic patterning of spontaneous American English discourse
Steven Greenberg, Hannah Carvey, Leah Hitchcock, Shuangyu Chang

Spectral multi-normalisation for robust speech recognition
Carlos Lima, Luís B. Almeida, Adriano Tavares, Carlos Silva

A Successive state splitting algorithm based on the MDL Criterion by data-driven and decision tree clustering
Takatoshi Jitsuhiro, Tomoko Matsui, Satoshi Nakamura

Bayesian acoustic modeling for spontaneous speech recognition
Shinji Watanabe, Yasuhiro Minami, Atsushi Nakamura, Naonori Ueda

Flexible parameter tying for conversational speech recognition
Hua Yu, Alex Waibel

Variants modeling in Korean spontaneous speech recognition
Kyong-Nim Lee, Minhwa Chung

Pronunciation modeling for spontaneous speech by maximizing word correct rate in a production-recognition model
Ming-yi Tsai, Lin-shan Lee

Issues in recognition of Spanish-accented spontaneous English
Ayako Ikeno, Bryan Pellom, Dan Cer, Ashley Thornton, Jason M. Brenier, Dan Jurafsky, Wayne Ward, William Byrne

Discriminative training of GMM for language identification
Dan Qu, Bingxi Wang

Unsupervised language model adaptation using word classes for spontaneous speech recognition
T. Yokoyama, Takahiro Shinozaki, K. Iwano, Sadaoki Furui

Unsupervised language model adaptation for lecture speech recognition
Hiroaki Nanjo, Tatsuya Kawahara

Automatic transcription of discussions using unsupervised speaker indexing
Yuya Akita, Masafumi Nishida, Tatsuya Kawahara

Recognition of spontaneously pronounced TV ice-hockey commentary
Josef Psutka, J. V. Psutka, Pavel Ircing, Jan Hoidekr

Development of a spontaneous speech recognition engine for an entertainment robot
H. Lucke, H. Honda, K. Minamino, A. Hiroe, H. Mori, H. Ogawa, Y. Asano, H. Kishi

Effects of acoustic and language knowledge of human and automatic speech recognizer on spontaneous speech perception/recognition
Norihide Kitaoka, Masahisa Shingu, Seiichi Nakagawa

An assessment of automatic recognition techniques for spontaneous speech in comparison with human performance
Takahiro Shinozaki, Sadaoki Furui

Key-word spotting using phonetic distinctive features extracted from output of an LVCSR engine
Tsuneo Nitta, Shingo Iseji, Takashi Fukuda, Hirobumi Yamada, Kouichi Katsurada

Mental state detection of dialogue system users via spoken language
Tong Zhang, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Stephen E. Levinson

Extreme experiment (XE) method for developing mixed initiative dialogue systems
Masahiro Araki, Johji Kurahashi, Takeo Matsumoto

Study on spoken interactive open domain question answering
Chiori Hori, Takaaki Hori, Hideki Isozaki, Eisaku Maeda, Shigeru Katagiri, Sadaoki Furui

Group delay based segmentation of spontaneous speech into syllable-like units
T. Nagarajan, Hema A. Murthy, Rajesh M. Hegde

Experiments in emotional speech
Julia Hirschberg, Jackson Liscombe, Jennifer Venditti

Advances in ISL's lecture and meeting trackers
Alex Waibel, Ivica Rogina

An overview on European projects related to spontaneous speech recognition
Gerhard Rigoll

Benchmark test for speech recognition using the corpus of spontaneous Japanese
Tatsuya Kawahara, Hiroaki Nanjo, Takahiro Shinozaki, Sadaoki Furui

Using continuous space language models for conversational speech recognition
Holger Schwenk, Jean-Luc Gauvain

Filled-pause modeling for medical transcriptions
Hauke Schramm, Xavier L. Aubert, Carsten Meyer, Jochen Peters

How to improve human and machine transcriptions of spontaneous speech
Diana Binnenpoorte, Simo Goddijn, Catia Cucchiarini

New perspectives of linguistic study - how can linguistic theories help corpus-based techniques in NLP or vice versa?
Jun-ichi Tsujii

Morphological analysis of the corpus of spontaneous Japanese
Kiyotaka Uchimoto, Chikashi Nobata, Atsushi Yamada, Satoshi Sekine, Hitoshi Isahara

Filler and disfluency identification based on morphological analysis and chunking
Masayuki Asahara, Yuji Matsumoto

Newscast speech summarization via sentence shortening based on prosodic features
Kiyonori Ohtake, Kazuhide Yamamoto, Yuji Toma, Shiro Sado, Shigeru Masuyama, Seiichi Nakagawa

Spontaneous speech in the spoken Dutch corpus
Lou Boves, Nelleke Oostdijk

The map task corpus of spoken Russian
Veronika Makarova, Valery A. Petrushin

MATBN 2002: A Mandarin Chinese broadcast news corpus
Hsin-min Wang

Identification of "sentences" in spontaneous Japanese - detection and modification of clause boundaries
Katsuya Takanashi, Takehiko Maruyama, Kiyotaka Uchimoto, Hitoshi Isahara

Annotation and analysis of acoustic and lexical events in a generic corpus of spontaneous speech in Spanish
L. J. Rodríguez, I. Torres

Performance of segmental and prosodic labelling of spontaneous speech
Hideaki Kikuchi, Kikuo Maekawa

Japanese copula marker works as a filler in spontaneous speech
Takehiko Maruyama, Hideki Tanaka, Hideki Kashioka

Committee-based discourse purpose assignment: Discourse structure annotations of spontaneous Japanese monologue
Kazuhiro Takeuchi, Katsuya Takanashi, Ikuyo Morimoto, Hanae Koiso, Hitoshi Isahara

Intonational structures and topic discourse: Patterns in discourse
Li-chiung Yang

Two-stage automatic speech summarization by sentence extraction and compaction
Tomonori Kikuchi, Sadaoki Furui, Chiori Hori

Extracting summarization of lectures based on linguistic surface and prosodic information
Satoshi Kobayashi, Noriki Yoshikawa, Seiichi Nakagawa

Automatic transformation of lecture transcription into document style using statistical framework
Hiroaki Nanjo, Kazuya Shitaoka, Tatsuya Kawahara

Paraphrasing spontaneous speech using weighted finite-state transducers
Takaaki Hori, Daniel Willett, Yasuhiro Minami

Modelling aspects of reduction and assimilation of consonant sequences in spontaneous French speech
Danielle Duez

A Method of automatic extraction of F0 model parameters
Shehui Bu, Mikio Yamamoto, Shuichi Itahashi

On the role of pitch intervals in the perception of emotional speech
Takashi Fujisawa, Kazuaki Takami, Norman D. Cook

Modeling of accent perception in Chinese spontaneous speech
Jianhua Tao

Using a non-spontaneous speech synthesiser as a driver for a spontaneous speech synthesiser
Nick Campbell, Parham Mokhiari

Discovery methods for information extraction
Ralph Grishman

Naturalness in speech communications
Paul C. Lustgarten, B. H. Juang


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