7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

Evaluation of a Noise Adaptive Speech Recognition System on the Aurora 3 Database

Kaisheng Yao, Dong-Lai Zhu, Satoshi Nakamura

ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories, Japan

In this paper, we present evaluation results of a noise adaptive speech recognition system with combination of several techniques for robust speech recognition. The evaluation was on AURORA 3 database which contains noisy digit utterances collected in real car environments through close-talking and hands-free microphones. The techniques in the system include segmentation, maximum likelihood linear regression (MLLR) and non-stationary environment compensation by noise adaptive speech recognition. Through experiments, it is observed that the system has competitive performance improvement in all evaluations over the baseline results provided for the evaluation. As a whole, the system achieved 28% of relative performance improvement.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yao, Kaisheng / Zhu, Dong-Lai / Nakamura, Satoshi (2002): "Evaluation of a noise adaptive speech recognition system on the Aurora 3 database", In ICSLP-2002, 457-460.