European Conference on Speech Technology

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
September 1987

Microprocessor Implementation of a Large Vocabulary Speech Recognizer and Phonetic Typewriter for Finnish and Japanese

Teuvo Kohonen, Karl Torkkola, Makoto Shozakai, Jari Kangas, Olli Venta

Helsinki University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Laboratory of Computer and InfoScience, Espoo, Finland Science, Espoo, Finland

A flexible and inexpensive real-time speech recognition system is described. It operates in the following modes: recognition of isolated words from a large vocabulary, and orthographic transcription of (eventually continuous) speech. The main parts are the acoustic processor module that transcribes speech into phonemes, a large-vocabulary lexical-access module that recognizes isolated words on the basis of these transcriptions, and a character-string processor module that produces orthographically edited text for Finnish and romanized Japanese from the erroneus transcriptions within unlimited vocabulary.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kohonen, Teuvo / Torkkola, Karl / Shozakai, Makoto / Kangas, Jari / Venta, Olli (1987): "Microprocessor implementation of a large vocabulary speech recognizer and phonetic typewriter for Finnish and Japanese", In ECST-1987, 2377-2380.