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In its nine chapters, this book provides an overview of the state-of-the-art and best practice in several sub-fields of evaluation of text and speech systems and components. The evaluation aspects covered include speech and speaker recognition, speech synthesis, animated talking agents, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, and natural language software like machine translation, information retrieval, question answering, spoken dialogue systems, data resources, and annotation schemes. With its broad coverage and original contributions this book is unique in the field of evaluation of speech and language technology.

This book is of particular relevance to advanced undergraduate students, PhD students, academic and industrial researchers, and practitioners.

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“... Für Leser, die mit korpuslinguistischer Forschung der letzten beiden Jahrzehnte weniger vertraut sind, liefert Christopher Cieris Beitrag eine leicht lesbare Einführung in das Feld, die kurz und prägnant skizziert, welche linguistischen Ressourcen heutzutage zur Verfügung stehen. ... als eine Grundlage für die nachhaltige Verwendung bestehender und für die Kompilierung neuer Korpora verwendet werden sollte. ... als eine nützliche Einführung in diese Gebiete für solche Leser dienen, die über wenig Vorwissen im Bereich der Sprach- und Texttechnologie verfügen ...“ (in: Zeitschrift für Rezensionen zur germanistischen Sprachwissenschaft, 2011, Vol. 3, Issue 1, S. 36 f.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402058165
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/8/2008
  • Series: Text, Speech and Language Technology Series , #37
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Speech and Speaker Recognition Evaluation.- Evaluation of Speech Synthesis.- Modelling and Evaluating Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication in Talking Animated Interface Agents.- Evaluating Part-of-Speech Tagging and Parsing Patrick Paroubek.- General Principles of User-Oriented Evaluation Margaret King.- An Overview of Evaluation Methods in TREC Ad Hoc Information Retrieval and TREC Question Answering.- Spoken Dialogue Systems Evaluation.- Linguistic Resources, Development, and Evaluation of Text and Speech Systems.- Towards International Standards for Language Resources Nancy Ide and Laurent Romary.

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