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The effect of speech recognition accuracy rates on the usefulness and usability of webcast archives

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The effect of speech recognition accuracy rates on the usefulness and usability of webcast archives
The widespread availability of broadband connections has led to an increase in the use of Internet broadcasting (webcasting). Most webcasts are archived and accessed numerous times retrospectively. In the absence of transcripts of what was said, users have difficulty searching and scanning for specific topics. This research investigates user needs for transcription accuracy in webcast archives, and measures how the quality of transcripts affects user performance in a question-answering task, and how quality affects overall user experience. We tested 48 subjects in a within-subjects design under 4 conditions: perfect transcripts, transcripts with 25% Word Error Rate (WER), transcripts with 45% WER, and no transcript. Our data reveals that speech recognition accuracy linearly influences both user performance and experience, shows that transcripts with 45% WER are unsatisfactory, and suggests that transcripts having a WER of 25% or less would be useful and usable in webcast archives. Aut...
Cosmin Munteanu, Ronald Baecker, Gerald Penn, Elai
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CHI
Authors Cosmin Munteanu, Ronald Baecker, Gerald Penn, Elaine G. Toms, David James
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