ISCA Archive Interspeech 2006
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2006

Pronunciation variation modeling for Mandarin with accent

Chi Zhang, Ji Wu, Xi Xiao, Zuoying Wang

In order to solve the problem of the performance decrease when state-of-art automatic speech recognition (ASR) system facing accent speech, we propose the Pronunciation Variation Model (PVM). Two approaches are proposed to construct the PVM in this paper. 6.38% and 7.78% relative error rate reduction is achieved for Shanghai and Wuhan accent mandarin, respectively. The experiment on these two typical accent mandarin shows it is a possible way to deal with accent speech.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2006-246

Cite as: Zhang, C., Wu, J., Xiao, X., Wang, Z. (2006) Pronunciation variation modeling for Mandarin with accent. Proc. Interspeech 2006, paper 1849-Mon3FoP.5, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2006-246

  author={Chi Zhang and Ji Wu and Xi Xiao and Zuoying Wang},
  title={{Pronunciation variation modeling for Mandarin with accent}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2006},
  pages={paper 1849-Mon3FoP.5},