Putting Linguistics into Speech Recognition
Title: Putting Linguistics into Speech Recognition: The Regulus Grammar Compiler
Series Title: CSLI Studies in Computational Linguistics
Publisher: CSLI Publications
Authors: Manny Rayner, Beth Ann Hockey and Pierrette Bouillon
Paperback: ISBN: 1575865262
High-performance spoken dialogue interfaces typically use spoken
command grammars, which define what users can say when talking to the
underlying systems. For a complex application, the implementation and
maintenance of such an interface is a major task requiring specialized
expertise in computational linguistics and software engineering. The
resulting grammars are difficult to maintain and do not readily port to new
Regulus is an exceptional Open Source toolkit for construction of
spoken command grammars. It has been developed since 2001 by a
consortium whose main partners are NASA Ames, Geneva University, and
Fluency Voice Technology. Grammar development with Regulus uses
example-based methods and reusable grammar resources, which reduces
the level of expertise needed and makes the process more automated. The
Regulus approach is effective for building command grammars even at
initial stages of a project, when domain data may be scarce. Regulus has
been used to build command grammars for several major projects. Among
these are NASA's Clarissa, which in 2005 became the first spoken dialogue
system to be deployed in space, and MedSLT, an Open Source medical
speech translator developed at Geneva University.
This book presents a complete description of both the practical and
theoretical aspects of Regulus, with several application examples that can
be downloaded from the companion website.
Manny Rayner is a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center,
California, and Geneva University, Switzerland. Beth Ann Hockey is a
research scientist at Ames Research Center. Pierrette Bouillon is project
lead on the MedSLT medical spoken language translation project at
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Written In: English (eng )
REGULUS tutorial session at ACL 2004.
ACL Regulus tutorial session, Barcelona July 2004.
Tutorial presentation given by Manny Rayner and Beth Ann Hockey.