Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

A Speaker Independent Continuous Speech Recognizer for Amharic

Hussien Seid (1), Björn Gambäck (2)

(1) Arba Minch University, Ethiopia; (2) Swedish Institute of Computer Science AB, Sweden

The paper discusses an Amharic speaker independent continuous speech recognizer based on an HMM/ANN hybrid approach. The model was constructed at a context dependent phone part subword level with the help of the CSLU Toolkit. A promising result of 74.28% word and 39.70% sentence recognition rate was achieved. These are the best figures reported so far for speech recognition for the Amharic language.

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Bibliographic reference.  Seid, Hussien / Gambäck, Björn (2005): "A speaker independent continuous speech recognizer for Amharic", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 3349-3352.