Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Real-Time, Speaker-Independent, Continuous Spanish Speech Recognition for Personal Computer Desktop Command & Control

Kamil A. Grajski, Kurt Rodarmer

Apple Computer, Inc., One Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, USA

We analyzed a speaker-independent, continuous Spanish speech recognition system for desktop command & control of a Macintosh personal computer. A word error rate of 0.6% was obtained for the System 7.1 Finder navigation task with "clean" speech recorded under semi-controlled conditions in Cupertino, California, and 2.8% for "real world" speech recorded in an open office environment in Mexico City. In obtaining these results, we demonstrated the utility of cepstral normalization as a means of pooling data across speech data collection sites. Finally, data was obtained showing that for the measured tasks, acoustic, phonetic and linguistic data could be leveraged across Spanish dialects.

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Bibliographic reference.  Grajski, Kamil A. / Rodarmer, Kurt (1994): "Real-time, speaker-independent, continuous Spanish speech recognition for personal computer desktop command & control", In ICSLP-1994, 695-698.