Semantic Similarity for Detecting Recognition Errors in Automatic Speech Transcripts

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ConferenceConference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2005), October 6-8, 2005., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
AbstractBrowsing through large volumes of spoken audio is known to be a challenging task for end users. One way to alleviate this problem is to allow users to gist a spoken audio document by glancing over a transcript generated through Automatic Speech Recognition. Unfortunately, such transcripts typically contain many recognition errors which are highly distracting and make gisting more difficult. In this paper we present an approach that detects recognition errors by identifying words which are semantic outliers with respect to other words in the transcript. We describe several variants of this approach. We investigate a wide range of evaluation measures and we show that we can significantly reduce the number of errors in content words, with the trade-off of losing some good content words.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48278
NPARC number5765538
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