How to repair speech repairs in an end-to-end system

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS '01), Edinburgh, Scotland, p.73-76 (2001)





If automatic speech processing wants to deal with spontaneous speech, it has to deal with disfluencies in general and speech repairs in particular as well. The paper describes the processing of speech repairs in the VERBMOBIL system and discusses the special requirements of real-time systems. With respect to this criterion, the VERBMOBIL approach and its results are compared to other work. All these results are based more or less on the evaluation of a stand alone process, not integrated in a speech system. The ultimate goal is, of course, the use and the evaluation of the impact of such a repair process in a real-time, end-to-end system. An evaluation method based on this idea is presented and some preliminary results are given.


University of Edinburgh; August 29-31, 2001