ISCA Archive ICSLP 1998
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1998

Efficient high-order hidden Markov modelling

J. A. du Preez, D. M. Weber

We present two powerful tools which allow efficient training of arbitrary (including mixed and infinite) order hidden Markov models. The method rests on two parts: an algorithm which can convert high-order models to an equivalent first-order representation (ORder rEDucing), and a Fast (order) Incremental Training algorithm. We demonstrate that this method is more flexible, results in significantly faster training and improved generalisation compared to prior work. Order reducing is also shown to give insight into the language modelling capabilities of certain high-order HMM topologies.

doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1998-173

Cite as: Preez, J.A.d., Weber, D.M. (1998) Efficient high-order hidden Markov modelling. Proc. 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1998), paper 1073, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1998-173

  author={J. A. du Preez and D. M. Weber},
  title={{Efficient high-order hidden Markov modelling}},
  booktitle={Proc. 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1998)},
  pages={paper 1073},