8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Unified Language Modeling using Finite-State Transducers with First Applications

Hans J. G. A. Dolfing, Pierce Gerard Buckley, David Horowitz

Vox Generation Ltd., UK

In this paper, we investigate a weighted finite-state transducer approach to language modelling for speech recognition applications. We explore a unified framework to conversational speech recognition which combines the benefits of grammars, n-gram and class-based language models, with the flexibility of using dynamic data, and the potential for integrating semantics. Based on a virtual personal assistant application, we show first applications and recognition results of out-of-grammar handling and the integration of class-based, weighted, dynamic data into this framework.

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Bibliographic reference.  Dolfing, Hans J. G. A. / Buckley, Pierce Gerard / Horowitz, David (2004): "Unified language modeling using finite-state transducers with first applications", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 1049-1052.