Erin Fitzgerald


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Reconstructing False Start Errors in Spontaneous Speech Text
Erin Fitzgerald | Keith Hall | Frederick Jelinek
Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2009)

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Integrating sentence- and word-level error identification for disfluency correction
Erin Fitzgerald | Frederick Jelinek | Keith Hall
Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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What lies beneath: Semantic and syntactic analysis of manually reconstructed spontaneous speech
Erin Fitzgerald | Frederick Jelinek | Robert Frank
Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the ACL and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the AFNLP


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Linguistic Resources for Reconstructing Spontaneous Speech Text
Erin Fitzgerald | Frederick Jelinek
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

The output of a speech recognition system is not always ideal for subsequent downstream processing, in part because speakers themselves often make mistakes. A system would accomplish speech reconstruction of its spontaneous speech input if its output were to represent, in flawless, fluent, and content-preserving English, the message that the speaker intended to convey. These cleaner speech transcripts would allow for more accurate language processing as needed for NLP tasks such as machine translation and conversation summarization, which often rely on grammatical input. Recognizing that supervised statistical methods to identify and transform ill-formed areas of the transcript will require richly labeled resources, we have built the Spontaneous Speech Reconstruction corpus. This small corpus of reconstructed and aligned conversational telephone speech transcriptions for the Fisher conversational telephone speech corpus (Strassel and Walker, 2004) was annotated on several levels including string transformations and predicate-argument structure, and will be shared with the linguistic research community.


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Partial Parse Selection for Robust Deep Processing
Yi Zhang | Valia Kordoni | Erin Fitzgerald
ACL 2007 Workshop on Deep Linguistic Processing


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Confidence Estimation for Machine Translation
John Blatz | Erin Fitzgerald | George Foster | Simona Gandrabur | Cyril Goutte | Alex Kulesza | Alberto Sanchis | Nicola Ueffing
COLING 2004: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics