8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Experiments on the Accuracy of Phone Models and Liaison Processing in a French Broadcast News Transcription System

Dominique Fohr, Odile Mella, Irina Illina, Christophe Cerisara


In the framework of ESTER, the recent French broadcast radio news transcription task evaluation, we have developed the first version of ANTS, the Automatic News Transcription System of LORIA. This paper describes the different components of the ANTS system and provides some first recognition results on the ESTER database. Then it presents several experiments carried out on this system to take into account the specificities of the French language: how accurate should the phones models be and how to deal with the problem of the liaisons between words.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fohr, Dominique / Mella, Odile / Illina, Irina / Cerisara, Christophe (2004): "Experiments on the accuracy of phone models and liaison processing in a French broadcast news transcription system", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 653-656.