Automatic framenet-based annotation of conversational speech

Bonaventura Coppola, Alessandro Moschitti, Sara Tonelli, Giuseppe Riccardi

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Abstract

Current Spoken LanguageUnderstanding technology is based on a simple concept annotation of word sequences, where the interdependencies between concepts and their compositional semantics are neglected. This prevents an effective handling of language phenomena, with a consequential limitation on the design of more complex dialog systems. In this paper, we argue that shallow semantic representation as formulated in the Berkeley FrameNet Project may be useful to improve the capability of managing more complex dialogs. To prove this, the first step is to show that a FrameNet parser of sufficient accuracy can be designed for conversational speech. We show that exploiting a small set of FrameNetbased manual annotations, it is possible to design an effective semantic parser. Our experiments on an Italian spoken dialog corpus, created within the LUNA project, show that our approach is able to automatically annotate unseen dialog turns with a high accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, SLT 2008 - Proceedings
Pages73-76
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, SLT 2008 - Goa, India
Duration: 15 Dec 200819 Dec 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, SLT 2008 - Proceedings

Other

Other2008 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, SLT 2008
CountryIndia
CityGoa
Period15/12/0819/12/08

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Keywords

  • Computational semantics
  • Learning models
  • Spoken dialog systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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Coppola, B., Moschitti, A., Tonelli, S., & Riccardi, G. (2008). Automatic framenet-based annotation of conversational speech. In 2008 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, SLT 2008 - Proceedings (pp. 73-76). [4777843] (2008 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, SLT 2008 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/SLT.2008.4777843