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Transcription conventions and evaluation techniques for spoken language system research
Computer Science Department
  • Alexander I. Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Michelle H. Sakamoto
Date of Original Version
1-1-1989
Type
Technical Report
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Abstract or Description

Abstract: "We describe the transcription conventions currently in use for spontaneous speech at Carnegie Mellon University. Two sets of conventions are described, a detail-rich system for wizard experiments, and a more rigid evaluation system designed for purposes of SLS evaluation. The latter is suitable for automatic scoring using the existing NBS (now NIST) scoring software. A simple wizard transcription is included as well as a sample of live-system transcription together with system output. Transcripts can be used to generate a number of diagnostic metrics useful for system evaluation."

Citation Information
Alexander I. Rudnicky and Michelle H. Sakamoto. "Transcription conventions and evaluation techniques for spoken language system research" (1989)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alexander_rudnicky/16/