Third European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Berlin, Germany
September 22-25, 1993


A New Dynamic Programming/Multi-Layer Perceptron Hybrid for Continuous Speech Recognition

Jean-Pierre Martens, Annemie Vorstermans, Nick Cremelie

Electronics and Information Systems Dept, University Gent, Belgium

A new segment-based Dynamic Programming (DP)/Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) hybrid for speaker-independent continuous speech recognition is described and evaluated. The system incorporates an auditory model front-end, an initial segmentation stage, a MLP-based phonetic segmentation and classification module, and a lexical network. The recognition is described as a search for the most likely lexical and phonetic decoding of the speech, given the acoustical observations. The search is performed by a Dynamic Programming (DP) algorithm.

Keywords: Continuous speech recognition, neural networks

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Bibliographic reference.  Martens, Jean-Pierre / Vorstermans, Annemie / Cremelie, Nick (1993): "A new dynamic programming/multi-layer perceptron hybrid for continuous speech recognition", In EUROSPEECH'93, 1937-1940.