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Strassel, S. and Kolář, J. and Song, Z. and Barclay, L. and Glenn, M. : Structural metadata annotation: Moving beyond English . Interspeech Lisboa 2005, p. 1545-1548, ISCA, Bonn, 2005.

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The goal of metadata extraction (MDE) is to enable technology that can take raw speech-to-text output and refine it into forms that are more useful to humans and to downstream automatic processes. Starting in 2003, a structural metadata annotation task was defined for English as part of the DARPA EARS Program. A significant challenge for MDE is the addition of new languages. This paper reports on work undertaken to apply MDE annotation to data from three very different languages: Mandarin Chinese, Levantine Arabic, and conversational Czech. Details of annotation task modifications are provided for each language, along with a general overview of data and annotation tools for non-English MDE.

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Title: Structural metadata annotation: Moving beyond English
Author: Strassel, S. ; Kolář, J. ; Song, Z. ; Barclay, L. ; Glenn, M.
Language: English
Date of publication: 4 Sep 2005
Year: 2005
Type of publication: Papers in proceedings of reviewed conferences
Title of journal or book: Interspeech Lisboa 2005
Page: 1545 - 1548
Publisher: ISCA
Address: Bonn
Date: 4 Sep 2005 - 8 Sep 2005
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 author = {Strassel, S. and Kol\'{a}\v{r}, J. and Song, Z. and Barclay, L. and Glenn, M.},
 title = {Structural metadata annotation: Moving beyond English},
 year = {2005},
 publisher = {ISCA},
 journal = {Interspeech Lisboa 2005},
 address = {Bonn},
 pages = {1545-1548},
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