Speech Understanding Through Syntactic and Semantic Analysis
by Walker, Donald E.
Technical Note 80
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
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Note: Proceedings International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (to appear August 1973).SRI Project 1526. The work reported herein was sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense under Contract DAHC04-72-C-0009 with the U. S. Army Research Office.
Stanford Research Institute is participating in a major program of research on the analysis of continuous speech by computer. The goal is the development of a speech understanding system capable of engaging a human operator in a natural conversation about a specific problem domain. The approach being taken is distinctive in the extent to which it depends on syntactic and semantic processing to guide the acoustic analysis. This paper provides a description of the first version of the system, emphasizing the kinds of information that need to be added to effective results.