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Automatic Acquisition of Names Using Speak and Spell Mode in Spoken Dialogue Systems

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Automatic Acquisition of Names Using Speak and Spell Mode in Spoken Dialogue Systems
This paper describes a novel multi-stage recognition procedure for deducing the spelling and pronunciation of an open set of names. The overall goal is the automatic acquisition of unknown words in a human computer conversational system. The names are spoken and spelled in a single utterance, achieving a concise and natural dialogue flow. The first recognition pass extracts letter hypotheses from the spelled part of the waveform and maps them to phonemic hypotheses via a hierarchical sublexical model capable of generating graphemephoneme mappings. A second recognition pass determines the name by combining information from the spoken and spelled part of the waveform, augmented with language model constraints. The procedure is integrated into a spoken dialogue system where users are asked to enroll their names for the first time. The acquisition process is implemented in multiple parallel threads for real-time operation. Subsequent to inducing the spelling and pronunciation of a new ...
Grace Chung, Stephanie Seneff, Chao Wang
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where NAACL
Authors Grace Chung, Stephanie Seneff, Chao Wang
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