ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Development of the SRI/nightingale Arabic ASR system

D. Vergyri, A. Mandal, Wen Wang, Andreas Stolcke, Jing Zheng, Martin Graciarena, D. Rybach, Christian Gollan, Ralf Schlüter, Katrin Kirchhoff, A. Faria, Nelson Morgan

We describe the large vocabulary automatic speech recognition system developed for Modern Standard Arabic by the SRI/Nightingale team, and used for the 2007 GALE evaluation as part of the speech translation system. We show how system performance is affected by different development choices, ranging from text processing and lexicon to decoding system architecture design. Word error rate results are reported on broadcast news and conversational data from the GALE development and evaluation test sets.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-415

Cite as: Vergyri, D., Mandal, A., Wang, W., Stolcke, A., Zheng, J., Graciarena, M., Rybach, D., Gollan, C., Schlüter, R., Kirchhoff, K., Faria, A., Morgan, N. (2008) Development of the SRI/nightingale Arabic ASR system. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 1437-1440, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-415

@inproceedings{vergyri08_interspeech,
  author={D. Vergyri and A. Mandal and Wen Wang and Andreas Stolcke and Jing Zheng and Martin Graciarena and D. Rybach and Christian Gollan and Ralf Schlüter and Katrin Kirchhoff and A. Faria and Nelson Morgan},
  title={{Development of the SRI/nightingale Arabic ASR system}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={1437--1440},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-415}
}