Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
October 16-20, 2000
Dialect Adaptation for Mandarin Chinese Speech Recognition
Frédéric Beaugendre, Tom Claes, Hugo van Hamme
Lernout and Hauspie, Wemmel, Belgium
Many local or regional dialects exist in China. In case of
mismatch between the dialect used to train the system and the
dialect of the user, poor recognition accuracy is obtained. In this
paper, we therefore investigate the development of a dialectspecific
recognition system in Mandarin Chinese using standard
adaptation techniques: a speaker-independent (SI) model trained
on a source dialect (Beijing dialect) is adapted using a limited
set of speech data of a target dialect (Taiwanese dialect).
Beaugendre, Frédéric / Claes, Tom / Hamme, Hugo van (2000):
"Dialect adaptation for Mandarin Chinese speech recognition",
In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 803-806.