11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

Discriminative Adaptation for Log-Linear Acoustic Models

Jonas Lööf, Ralf Schlüter, Hermann Ney

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Log-linear models have recently been used in acoustic modeling for speech recognition systems. This has been motivated by competitive results compared to systems based on Gaussian models, and a more direct parametrisation of the posterior model. To competitively use log-linear models for speech recognition, important methods, such as speaker adaptation, have to be reformulated in a log-linear framework. In this work, an approach to log-linear affine feature transforms for speaker adaptation is described. Experiments for both supervised and unsupervised adaptation are presented, showing improvements over a maximum likelihood baseline in the form of feature space maximum likelihood linear regression for the case of supervised adaptation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lööf, Jonas / Schlüter, Ralf / Ney, Hermann (2010): "Discriminative adaptation for log-linear acoustic models", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 1648-1651.