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Transcription conventions and evaluation techniques for spoken language system research
journal contributionposted on 2000-11-01, 00:00 authored by Alexander I. Rudnicky, Michelle H. Sakamoto
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."