Putting Linguistics into Speech Recognition

The Regulus Grammar Compiler

Manny Raynor, Beth Ann Hockey, and Pierrette Bouillon

Putting Linguistics into Speech Recognition
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Manny Raynor, Beth Ann Hockey, and Pierrette Bouillon

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305 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2006
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781575865256 Published July 2006
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9781575865263 Published July 2006
Most computer programs that analyze spoken dialogue use a spoken command grammar, which limits what the user can say when talking to the system. To make this process simpler, more automated, and effective for command grammars even at initial stages of a project, the Regulus grammar compiler was developed by a consortium of experts—including NASA scientists. This book presents a complete description of both the practical and theoretical aspects of Regulus and will be extremely helpful for students and scholars working in computational linguistics as well as software engineering.
1.  Introduction
I.  Using Regulus
2.  Getting started
3.  Simple applications
4.  Developing grammars
5.  A spoken dialogue system
6.  A speech translation system
7.  Using grammar specialisation
II.  How Regulus Works
8.  Compiling feature grammars into CFG
9.  A general English feature grammar for speech
10.  Grammar specialisation using Explanation Based Learning
11.  Performance of grammar-based recognisers
12.  Comparison of rule-based and robust approaches
13.  Summary and future directions
Appendix:  Online Documentation
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