Experiments in Minimally Distinct Word-Pair Discrimination Using the Multi-Layer Perception
ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The multi-layer perceptron is investigated as a new approach to the automatic discrimination of spoken minimally distinct word-pairs. The choice of the parameters for the multi-layer perceptron is discussed and experimental results are reported. A comparison is made with hidden Markov modelling applied to the same data. The results, for this particular task, show that the discrimination accuracy obtained using the multi-layer perceptron is superior to that attained using hidden Markov modelling. Keywords Great Britain.