Heinrich Kolkhorst


Evaluation of interactive user corrections for lecture transcription
Heinrich Kolkhorst | Kevin Kilgour | Sebastian Stüker | Alex Waibel
Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation: Papers

In this work, we present and evaluate the usage of an interactive web interface for browsing and correcting lecture transcripts. An experiment performed with potential users without transcription experience provides us with a set of example corrections. On German lecture data, user corrections greatly improve the comprehensibility of the transcripts, yet only reduce the WER to 22%. The precision of user edits is relatively low at 77% and errors in inflection, case and compounds were rarely corrected. Nevertheless, characteristic lecture data errors, such as highly specific terms, were typically corrected, providing valuable additional information.