Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Development of the Philips 1999 Taiwan Mandarin Benchmark System

Chiwei Che, Nick Wang, Max Huang, Hank Huang, Frank Seide

Philips Innovation Center, Taipei, Taiwan

This paper describes the Philips Large Vocabulary Continuous Mandarin speech recognition system for the 1999 Taiwan benchmark. The basic system architecture is based on the Philips LVCSR technology developed for Western languages. However, several modifications are made in order to better suitted processing Chinese spoken languages. In the paper, we present some experimental results on the two tasks we participated in this benchmark: digit and continuous syllable. For the development set, we were able to obtain a digit/syllable error rate of 2.9%/23.9%. At the final evaluation, our system achieves the lowest error rate of 3.1%/24.3% among all participating sites.

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Bibliographic reference.  Che, Chiwei / Wang, Nick / Huang, Max / Huang, Hank / Seide, Frank (1999): "Development of the philips 1999 taiwan Mandarin benchmark system", In EUROSPEECH'99, 803-806.