Accession Number : AD1038524

Title :   Machine Translation Based Data Augmentation for Cantonese Keyword Spotting (Author's Manuscript)

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : LIMSI CNRS, Spoken Language Processing Group Orsay Cedex France

Personal Author(s) : Huang, Guangpu ; Gorin,Arseniy ; Gauvain,Jean-Luc ; Lamel,Lori

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Report Date : 19 May 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This paper presents a method to improve a language model for a limited-resourced language using statistical machine translation from a related language to generate data for the target language. In this work, the machine translation model is trained on a corpus of parallel Mandarin-Cantonese subtitles and used to translate a large set of Mandarin conversational telephone transcripts to Cantonese, which has limited resources. The translated transcripts are used to train a more robust language model for speech recognition and for keyword search in Cantonese conversational telephone speech. This method enables the keyword search system to detect 1.5 times more out-of-vocabulary words, and achieve 1.7% absolute improvement on actual term-weighted value.

Descriptors :   automated speech recognition , artificial neural networks , machine translation , detection , translations , dictionaries , training , recognition , language , vocabulary , artificial intelligence software , computational linguistics , automatic

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE