Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
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).

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Bibliographic reference.  Beaugendre, Frédéric / Claes, Tom / Hamme, Hugo van (2000): "Dialect adaptation for Mandarin Chinese speech recognition", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 803-806.