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Robust Grammatical Analysis for Spoken Dialogue Systems

Gertjan van Noord; Gosse Bouma; Rob Koeling; Mark-Jan Nederhof
In: Natural Language Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 1, Pages 45-93, 1999.


We argue that grammatical analysis is a viable alternative to concept spotting for processing spoken input in a practical spoken dialogue system. We discuss the structure of the grammar, and a model for robust parsing which combines linguistic sources of information and statistical sources of information. We discuss test results suggesting that grammatical processing allows fast and accurate processing of spoken input.

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