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Title Cross-lingual studies of ASR errors: paradigms for perceptual evaluations
Authors Ioana Vasilescu, Martine Adda-Decker and Lori Lamel
Abstract It is well-known that human listeners significantly outperform machines when it comes to transcribing speech. This paper presents a progress report of the joint research in the automatic vs human speech transcription and of the perceptual experiments developed at LIMSI that aims to increase our understanding of automatic speech recognition errors. Two paradigms are described here in which human listeners are asked to transcribe speech segments containing words that are frequently misrecognized by the system. In particular, we sought to gain information about the impact of increased context to help humans disambiguate problematic lexical items, typically homophone or near-homophone words. The long-term aim of this research is to improve the modeling of ambiguous contexts so as to reduce automatic transcription errors.
Topics Evaluation methodologies, Speech Recognition/Understanding, Multilinguality
Full paper Cross-lingual studies of ASR errors: paradigms for perceptual evaluations
Bibtex @InProceedings{VASILESCU12.300,
  author = {Ioana Vasilescu and Martine Adda-Decker and Lori Lamel},
  title = {Cross-lingual studies of ASR errors: paradigms for perceptual evaluations},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)},
  year = {2012},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-25},
  address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Mehmet Uğur Doğan and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-7-7},
  language = {english}
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