Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
A sharable software repository for Japanese LVCSR (Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition) is introduced. It is designed as a baseline platform for research and developed by researchers of different academic institutes under a governmental support. The repository consists of a recognition engine (Julius), Japanese acoustic models and statistical language models as well as Japanese morphological analysis tools. These modules can be easily integrated and replaced under a plug-and-play framework, which makes it possible to fairly evaluate components and to develop specific application systems. Assessment of these modules and systems in a 20000-word dictation task is reported. The software repository is freely available to the public.
Bibliographic reference. Kawahara, Tatsuya / Lee, Akinobu / Kobayashi, Tetsunori / Takeda, Kazuya / Minematsu, Nobuaki / Sagayama, Shigeki / Itou, Katsunobu / Ito, Akinori / Yamamoto, Mikio / Yamada, Atsushi / Utsuro, Takehito / Shikano, Kiyohiro (2000): "Free software toolkit for Japanese large vocabulary continuous speech recognition", In ICSLP-2000, vol.4, 476-479.