9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

On the Mask Modeling and Feature Representation in the Missing-Feature ASR: Evaluation on the Consonant Challenge

Peter Jančovič, Munevver Kokuer

University of Birmingham, UK

In this paper we investigate an incorporation of mask modeling within the missing-feature HMM-based ASR and also explore on feature representation within this framework. The mask model is estimated for each HMM state and mixture by using a separate Viterbi-style training procedure. We explore an employment of the frequency-filtered features and their combination with the logarithm filter-bank energies. Experimental evaluation is performed on the Consonant Challenge corpus. The obtained results show significant improvements by incorporation of the proposed methods over the standard MFT-based ASR.

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Bibliographic reference.  Jančovič, Peter / Kokuer, Munevver (2008): "On the mask modeling and feature representation in the missing-feature ASR: evaluation on the Consonant Challenge", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 1777-1780.