Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
We report on an automatic method for discovering an appropriate model topology for each context-dependent phoneme, allowing for such phenomena as reduced pronunciations and substituted phonemes. The method leads to a reduction in the word error rate on both the Wall Street Journal and Broadcast News databases.
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Bibliographic reference. Eide, Ellen (1999): "Automatic modeling of pronunciation variations", In EUROSPEECH'99, 451-454.