4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Very-large-vocabulary Mandarin Voice Message File Retrieval using Speech Queries

Bo-Ren Bai (1), Lee-Feng Chien (2), Lin-Shan Lee (1,2)

(1) Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University
(2) Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

In order to solve the problem with the new environment of fast growth of audio resources on the Internet, this paper presents a new approach which is capable of retrieving Mandarin voice message files using queries of unconstrained speech. By properly utilizing the monosyllabic structure of the Chinese language, the proposed approach performs the statistical similarity estimation between the speech queries and the voice message files, and executes the complete matching process directly at the phonetic level using syllable-based statistical information. Based on this approach, some experiments are tested and encouraging results are demonstrated.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bai, Bo-Ren / Chien, Lee-Feng / Lee, Lin-Shan (1996): "Very-large-vocabulary Mandarin voice message file retrieval using speech queries", In ICSLP-1996, 1950-1953.