Cross-Language Access to Recorded Speech in the MALACH Project

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“Cross-Language Access to Recorded Speech in the MALACH Project” by D. Oard, D. Demner-Fushman, J. Hajic, B Ramabhadran, S Gustman, W Byrne, D. Soergel, B. Dorr, P. Resnik, and M. Picheney. In Proceedings of the Text, Speech, and Dialog Workshop, 2002.


The MALACH project seeks to help users find information in a vast multilingual collection of untranscribed oral history interviews. This paper introduces the goals of the project and focuses on supporting access by users who are unfamiliar with the interview language. It begins with a review of the state of the art in cross-language speech retrieval: approaches that will be investigated in the project are then described. Czech was selected as the first non-English language to be supported; results of an initial experimental with Czech/English cross-language retrieval are reported.

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BibTeX entry:

   author = {D. Oard and D. Demner-Fushman and J. Hajic and B Ramabhadran
	and S Gustman and W Byrne and D. Soergel and B. Dorr and P. Resnik
	and M. Picheney},
   title = {Cross-Language Access to Recorded Speech in the {MALACH} Project},
   booktitle = {Proceedings of the Text, Speech, and Dialog Workshop},
   pages = {(8 pages)},
   year = {2002}

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