ISCA Archive Interspeech 2006
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2006

Lexical stress in continuous speech recognition

Rogier C. van Dalen, Pascal Wiggers, Léon J. M. Rothkrantz

Human listeners use lexical stress for word segmentation and disambiguation. We look into using lexical stress for large-vocabulary speech recognition for the Dutch language. It appears that beside vowels, consonants should be taken into account. By introducing stressed phonemes, and features for spectral bands and the fundamental frequency, we reduce the word error rate by 2.6%.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2006-597

Cite as: Dalen, R.C.v., Wiggers, P., Rothkrantz, L.J.M. (2006) Lexical stress in continuous speech recognition. Proc. Interspeech 2006, paper 1578-Thu1FoP.7, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2006-597

  author={Rogier C. van Dalen and Pascal Wiggers and Léon J. M. Rothkrantz},
  title={{Lexical stress in continuous speech recognition}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2006},
  pages={paper 1578-Thu1FoP.7},