ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Compacting discriminative feature space transforms for embedded devices

Etienne Marcheret, Jia-Yu Chen, Petr Fousek, Peder A. Olsen, Vaibhava Goel

Discriminative training of the feature space using the minimum phone error objective function has been shown to yield remarkable accuracy improvements. These gains, however, come at a high cost of memory. In this paper we present techniques that maintain fMPE performance while reducing the required memory by approximately 94%. This is achieved by designing a quantization methodology which minimizes the error between the true fMPE computation and that produced with the quantized parameters. Also illustrated is a Viterbi search over the allocation of quantization levels, providing a framework for optimal non-uniform allocation of quantization levels over the dimensions of the fMPE feature vector. This provides an additional 8% relative reduction in required memory with no loss in recognition accuracy.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-82

Cite as: Marcheret, E., Chen, J.-Y., Fousek, P., Olsen, P.A., Goel, V. (2009) Compacting discriminative feature space transforms for embedded devices. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 228-231, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-82

  author={Etienne Marcheret and Jia-Yu Chen and Petr Fousek and Peder A. Olsen and Vaibhava Goel},
  title={{Compacting discriminative feature space transforms for embedded devices}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},