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Title Towards Processing of the Oral History Interviews and Related Printed Documents
Authors Zbynek Zajic, Lucie Skorkovska, Petr Neduchal, Pavel Ircing, Josef V. Psutka, Marek Hruz, Ales Prazak, Daniel Soutner, Jan Švec, Lukas Bures and Ludek Muller
Abstract In this paper, we describe the initial stages of our project, the goal of which is to create an integrated archive of the recordings, scanned documents, and photographs that would be accessible online and would provide multifaceted search capabilities (spoken content, biographical information, relevant time period, etc.). The recordings contain retrospective interviews with the witnesses of the totalitarian regimes in Czechoslovakia, where the vocabulary used in such interviews consists of many archaic words and named entities that are now quite rare in everyday speech. The scanned documents consist of text materials and photographs mainly from the home archives of the interviewees or the archive of the State Security. These documents are usually typewritten or even handwritten and have really bad optical quality. In order to build an integrated archive, we will employ mainly methods of automatic speech recognition (ASR), automatic indexing and search in recognized recordings and, to a certain extent, also the optical character recognition (OCR). Other natural language processing techniques like topic detection are also planned to be used in the later stages of the project. This paper focuses on the processing of the speech data using ASR and the scanned typewritten documents with OCR and describes the initial experiments.
Topics Handwritten, Typewritten Document Recognition, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Multimedia Document Processing
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Bibtex @InProceedings{ZAJIC18.196,
  author = {Zbynek Zajic and Lucie Skorkovska and Petr Neduchal and Pavel Ircing and Josef V. Psutka and Marek Hruz and Ales Prazak and Daniel Soutner and Jan Švec and Lukas Bures and Ludek Muller},
  title = "{Towards Processing of the Oral History Interviews and Related Printed Documents}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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