Segment-Based Acoustic Models for Continuous Speech Recognition
Progress Rept. 1 Jan-31 Mar 1994
BOSTON UNIV MA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL COMPUTER AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
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This research aims to develop new and more accurate stochastic models for speaker-independent continuous speech recognition by extending previous work in segment-based modeling and by introducing a new hierarchical approach to representing intra-utterance statistical dependencies. These techniques, which have high computational costs because of the large search space associated with higher order models, are made feasible through rescoring a set of HMM-generated N-best sentence hypotheses. We expect these different modeling, techniques to result in improved recognition performance over that achieved by current systems, which handle only frame-based observations and assume that these observations are independent given an underlying state sequence. In the past quarter, our focus has been on developing the theory and initial implementation behind high level models and search algorithms to accommodate these models.
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