10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Results of the N-Best 2008 Dutch Speech Recognition Evaluation

David A. van Leeuwen (1), Judith Kessens (1), Eric Sanders (2), Henk van den Heuvel (2)

(1) TNO Human Factors, The Netherlands
(2) SPEX, The Netherlands

In this paper we report the results of a Dutch speech recognition system evaluation held in 2008. The evaluation contained material in two domains: Broadcast News (BN) and Conversational Telephone Speech (CTS) and in two main accent regions (Flemish and Dutch). In total 7 sites submitted recognition results to the evaluation, totalling 58 different submissions in the various conditions. Best performances ranged from 15.9% word error rate for BN, Flemish to 46.1% for CTS, Flemish. This evaluation is the first of its kind for the Dutch language.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Leeuwen, David A. van / Kessens, Judith / Sanders, Eric / Heuvel, Henk van den (2009): "Results of the n-best 2008 dutch speech recognition evaluation", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2571-2574.