Multimodal Approaches to Enhancing Automatic Speech Recognition Technology in Legislative
Written on September, 2023
The deployment of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) in legislative environments has reached a pivotal moment, marked by increasingly sophisticated technology but also by nuanced challenges. While ASR has demonstrated promising reductions in Word Error Rate (WER), specialised domains like legislatures bring in complexities that are not easily addressed by existing ASR models. The conversation among experts in the field unveils a tapestry of efforts aimed at tackling these challenges. The focus of this essay is to critically analyse these attempts, particularly in terms of accuracy and speaker identification, and to explore potential paths for future improvements.