ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

The BBN Mandarin broadcast news transcription system

Bing Xiang, Long Nguyen, Xuefeng Guo, Dongxin Xu

In this paper, we present the state-of-the-art BBN Mandarin Broadcast News (BN) transcription system that participated in the EARS Rich Transcription evaluations. As briefly mentioned in the literature before, the BBN 2003 evaluation system achieved 47% relative improvement compared to the baseline, a significant reduction in recognition errors. Since then the system performance has been improved by another 16%, mainly due to the additional acoustic training data selected via light supervision, automatically downloaded language training data, an enhanced phoneme set and a better algorithm for pitch extraction. The current system achieves 6.3% character error rate (CER) on the EARS 2003 and 2004 development test sets, running at four times real time (4√óRT).


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-540

Cite as: Xiang, B., Nguyen, L., Guo, X., Xu, D. (2005) The BBN Mandarin broadcast news transcription system. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 1649-1652, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-540

@inproceedings{xiang05_interspeech,
  author={Bing Xiang and Long Nguyen and Xuefeng Guo and Dongxin Xu},
  title={{The BBN Mandarin broadcast news transcription system}},
  year=2005,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},
  pages={1649--1652},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2005-540}
}