Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Incremental Training of a Speech Recognizer for Voice Dialling-by-Name

Lorenzo Fissore, Giorgio Micca, F. Ravera

CSELT - Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni, Torino, Italy

The present paper describes an incremental approach to the optimization of an HMM recognizer for a dialling-by-name task in a telephone environment. A Bayesian adaptive learning scheme was used to obtain domain-adapted models of sub-word speech units deriving from general, application independent models. The Maximum A Posteriori (MAP) theory was exploited in order to combine two sources of information, the Domain-Independent (DI) and the Domain-Dependent (DD) speech corpora. This approach was tested on a Voice Dialling-by-Name recognition task over the telephone in a speaker-independent mode. A nearly 92% recognition score was obtained for the best hypothesis using the optimal model adaptation procedure, whereas a 97% score has resulted by inclusion of the second best hypothesis.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fissore, Lorenzo / Micca, Giorgio / Ravera, F. (1994): "Incremental training of a speech recognizer for voice dialling-by-name", In ICSLP-1994, 447-450.