5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
In this study, we investigate the effectiveness of an unknown word processing(UWP) algorithm, which is incorporated into an N-gram language model based speech recognition system for dealing with filled pauses and out-of-vocabulary(OOV) words. We have already been investigated the effect of the UWP algorithm, which utilizes a simple subword sequence decoder, in a spoken dialog system using a context free grammar(CFG) as a language model. The effect of the UWP algorithm was investigated using an N-based continuous speech recognition system on both a small dialog task and a large-vocabulary read speech dictation task. The experiment results showed that the UWP improves the recognition accuracy and an N-gram based system with the UWP can improve the understanding performance in compared with a CFG-based system.
Bibliographic reference. Kai, Atsuhiko / Hirose, Yoshifumi / Nakagawa, Seiichi (1998): "Dealing with out-of-vocabulary words and speech disfluencies in an n-gram based speech understanding system", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0785.