LINGUIST List 13.2046

Thu Aug 8 2002

Disc: Accuracy in Speech Recognition: Priorities

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  1. Elizabeth Coppock, Re: 13.2044, Disc: New: Accuracy in Speech Recognition: Priorities

Message 1: Re: 13.2044, Disc: New: Accuracy in Speech Recognition: Priorities

Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 23:58:39 -0500
From: Elizabeth Coppock <e-coppocknorthwestern.edu>
Subject: Re: 13.2044, Disc: New: Accuracy in Speech Recognition: Priorities

Re Linguist 13.2044

> The NYT article that Karen S. Chung pointed us to is a pretty good
> example of the kind of reporting that anyone who works on speech
> technology (or at least anyone who is honest) should cringe at.
> 
> There seems to be the implication that a major problem in speech
> recognition is that we can't detect where sentence boundaries are in
> running speech, and that we are only beginning to be able to detect
> emotional content.
> 
> How about the more basic problem of getting most of the words right?

I question whether this is a more basic problem. Isn't it possible
and even likely that getting the words right would be made possible
more frequently with the ability to detect sentence boundaries and
emotional content more accurately?


Liz Coppock
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