Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Multi-Path, Context Dependent SC-HMM Architectures for Improved Connected Word Recognition

Tzur Vaich, Arnon Cohen

DSP Group, Industrial Park, Omer, Israel

Connected Word Recognition (CWR) systems are needed for many consumer applications. In such applications cost is a major factor. Several architectures for HMM based CWR are examined to provide an optimal cost effective configuration. Three architectures were examined: a simple LTR with no skips, LTR with skips (LTR-WS) and Multi-Path LTR. The LTR-WS and the MP-LTR were shown to be superior to the simple LTR. The MPLTR exhibited the best results with long strings.

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Bibliographic reference.  Vaich, Tzur / Cohen, Arnon (2000): "Multi-path, context dependent SC-HMM architectures for improved connected word recognition", In ICSLP-2000, vol.4, 234-237.