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Overview of QAST 2007

  • Jordi Turmo
  • Pere R. Comas
  • Christelle Ayache
  • Djamel Mostefa
  • Sophie Rosset
  • Lori Lamel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5152)

Abstract

This paper describes QAST, a pilot track of CLEF 2007 aimed at evaluating the task of Question Answering in Speech Transcripts. The paper summarizes the evaluation framework, the systems that participated and the results achieved. These results have shown that question answering technology can be useful to deal with spontaneous speech transcripts, so for manually transcribed speech as for automatically recognized speech. The loss in accuracy from dealing with manual transcripts to dealing with automatic ones implies that there is room for future reseach in this area.

Keywords

Question answering Spontaneous speech transcripts 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordi Turmo
    • 1
  • Pere R. Comas
    • 1
  • Christelle Ayache
    • 2
  • Djamel Mostefa
    • 2
  • Sophie Rosset
    • 3
  • Lori Lamel
    • 3
  1. 1.TALP Research CenterTechnical University of Catalonia (UPC) 
  2. 2.ELDA/ELRAParisFrance
  3. 3.LIMSIParisFrance

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