Using graphone models in automatic speech recognition
Author(s)Wang, Stanley Xinlei
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
James R. Glass and I. Lee Hetherington.
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This research explores applications of joint letter-phoneme subwords, known as graphones, in several domains to enable detection and recognition of previously unknown words. For these experiments, graphones models are integrated into the SUMMIT speech recognition framework. First, graphones are applied to automatically generate pronunciations of restaurant names for a speech recognizer. Word recognition evaluations show that graphones are effective for generating pronunciations for these words. Next, a graphone hybrid recognizer is built and tested for searching song lyrics by voice, as well as transcribing spoken lectures in a open vocabulary scenario. These experiments demonstrate significant improvement over traditional word-only speech recognizers. Modifications to the flat hybrid model such as reducing the graphone set size are also considered. Finally, a hierarchical hybrid model is built and compared with the flat hybrid model on the lecture transcription task.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2009.Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-90).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.