Design and performance analysis of a factoid question answering system for spontaneous speech transcriptions

Mihai Surdeanu, David Dominguez-Sal, Pere R. Comas

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Abstract

This paper introduces a QA designed from scratch to handle speech transcriptions. The system's strength is achieved by analyzing the speech transcriptions with a mix of IR-oriented methodologies and a small number of robust NLP components. We evaluate the system on transcriptions of spontaneous speech from several 1-hour-long seminars and presentations and show that the system obtains encouraging performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages1165-1168
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781604234497
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2006Sep 21 2006

Publication series

NameINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
Volume3

Other

OtherINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period9/17/069/21/06

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Keywords

  • Natural language processing
  • Question answering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Surdeanu, M., Dominguez-Sal, D., & Comas, P. R. (2006). Design and performance analysis of a factoid question answering system for spontaneous speech transcriptions. In INTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP (pp. 1165-1168). (INTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP; Vol. 3). International Speech Communication Association.