Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

ASR Decoding in a Computational Model of Human Word Recognition

Louis ten Bosch, Odette Scharenborg

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This paper investigates the interaction between acoustic scores and symbolic mismatch penalties in multi-pass speech decoding techniques that are based on the creation of a segment graph followed by a lexical search. The interaction between acoustic and symbolic mismatches determines to a large extent the structure of the search space of these multi-pass approaches. The background of this study is a recently developed computational model of human word recognition, called SpeM. SpeM is able to simulate human word recognition data and is built as a multi-pass speech decoder. Here, we focus on unravelling the structure of the search space that is used in SpeM and similar decoding strategies. Finally, we elaborate on the close relation between distances in this search space, and distance measures in search spaces that are based on a combination of acoustic and phonetic features.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bosch, Louis ten / Scharenborg, Odette (2005): "ASR decoding in a computational model of human word recognition", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 1241-1244.