Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Automatic Speech Recognition Of Non-Native Speakers Using Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) Words

David A. van Leeuwen, Sander J. van Wijngaarden

TNO Human Factors, Soesterberg, The Netherlands

In this study we investigate whether non-native speakers using a speech recognition system would benefit from phone models of their own native language. For Dutch as the target recognition language, we found that American speakers do not in general benefit from American English models when speaking Dutch. However, using a CVC test methodology, we can conclude that for a certain level of proficiency, and for certain phones, there is a small beneficial e ect of using American acoustic models for American non-native speakers of Dutch.

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Bibliographic reference.  Leeuwen, David A. van / Wijngaarden, Sander J. van (2000): "Automatic speech recognition of non-native speakers using consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 935-938.