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Retrieval effectiveness of written and spoken queries: an experimental evaluation

Du, H. and Crestani, F. (2004) Retrieval effectiveness of written and spoken queries: an experimental evaluation. In: 6th International Conference On Flexible Query Answering Systems, 2004-06-24 - 2004-06-26, Lyon, France.

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    Abstract

    With the fast growing speech technologies, the world is emerging to a new speech era. Speech recognition has now become a practical technology for real world applications. While some work has been done to facilitate retrieving information in speech format using textual queries, the characteristics of speech as a way to express an information need has not been extensively studied. If one compares written versus spoken queries, it is intuitive to think that users would issue longer spoken queries than written ones, due to the ease of speech. Is this in fact the case in reality? Also, if this is the case, would longer spoken queries be more effective in helping retrieving relevant document than written ones? This paper presents some new findings derived from an experimental study to test these intuitions.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    ID code: 2490
    Notes: Requires Template change to Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference On Flexible Query Answering Systems
    Keywords: information retreival, speech recognition, Electronic computers. Computer science
    Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
    Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2007
    Last modified: 06 Oct 2012 07:15
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2490

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