Developing an Annotation System for Communicative Functions for a Cross-Layer ASR System

Barbara Schuppler, Anneliese Kelterer

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The investigation of conversational speech requires the close collaboration of linguists and speech technologists to develop new modeling techniques that allow the incorporation of various knowledge sources. This paper presents a progress report on the ongoing interdisciplinary project "Cross-layer language models for conversational speech" with a focus on the development of an annotation system for communicative functions. We discuss the requirements of such a system for the application in ASR as well as for the use in phonetic studies of talk-in-interaction, and illustrate emerging issues with the example of turn management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First Workshop on Integrating Perspectives on Discourse Annotation(DiscAnn)
Place of PublicationT"ubingen, Germany
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventDiscAnn 2021: Integrating Perspectives on Discourse Annotation - Tübingen, Germany
Duration: 4 Oct 20215 Oct 2021


ConferenceDiscAnn 2021: Integrating Perspectives on Discourse Annotation
Abbreviated titleDiscAnn 2021

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