STRUCTURAL METADATA RESEARCH IN THE EARS PROGRAM
Yang Liu, Elizabeth Shriberg, Andreas Stolcke, Barbara Peskin, Jeremy Ang, Dustin Hillard, Mari Ostendorf, Marcus Tomalin, Phil Woodland, Mary Harper
Both human and automatic processing of speech require recognizing more than just the words. We describe the structural metadata extraction (MDE) tasks in the DARPA ERAS program for rich transcription of speech. System tasks include detection of sentence boundaries, filler word, and disfluencies. Evaluations are conducted in both broadcast news and spontaneous telephone conversations, using human transcriptions and speech recognition output.
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