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ACL
1997
10 years 28 days ago
Paradigmatic Cascades: a Linguistically Sound Model of Pronunciation by Analogy
We present and experimentally evaluate a new model of pronunciation by analogy: the paradigmatic cascades model. Given a pronunciation lexicon, this algorithm first extracts the m...
François Yvon
ACL
1997
10 years 28 days ago
Decoding Algorithm in Statistical Machine Translation
Decoding algorithm is a crucial part in statistical machine translation. We describe a stack decoding algorithm in this paper. We present the hypothesis scoring method and the heu...
Ye-Yi Wang, Alex Waibel
ACL
1997
10 years 28 days ago
PARADISE: A Framework for Evaluating Spoken Dialogue Agents
This paper presents PARADISE (PARAdigm for DIalogue System Evaluation), a general framework for evaluating spoken dialogue agents. The framework decouples task requirements from a...
Marilyn A. Walker, Diane J. Litman, Candace A. Kam...
ACL
1997
10 years 28 days ago
Probing the Lexicon in Evaluating Commercial MT Systems
In the past the evaluation of machine translation systems has focused on single system evaluations because there were only few systems available. But now there are several commerc...
Martin Volk
ACL
1997
10 years 28 days ago
Towards Resolution of Bridging Descriptions
We present preliminary results concerning robust techniques for resolving bridging definite descriptions. We report our analysis of a collection of 20 Wall Street Journal articles...
Renata Vieira, Simone Teufel
ACL
1997
10 years 28 days ago
Contrastive Accent in a Data-to-Speech System
Being able to predict the placement of contrastive accent is essential for the assignment of correct accentuation patterns in spoken language generation. I discuss two approaches ...
Mariët Theune
ACL
1997
10 years 28 days ago
Sentence Planning as Description Using Tree Adjoining Grammar
We present an algorithm for simultaneously constructing both the syntax and semantics of a sentence using a Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar (LTAG). This approach captures natur...
Matthew Stone, Christine Doran
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