INTERSPEECH 2012
13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Portland, OR, USA
September 9-13, 2012

Dutch Automatic Speech Recognition on the Web: Towards a General Purpose System

Joris Pelemans, Kris Demuynck, Patrick Wambacq

Department ESAT, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

In this paper we present our state-of-the art automatic speech recognition system for Dutch that we made available on the web. The free, online disclosure of our software aims at allowing non-specialists to adopt ASR technology effortlessly. Access is possible via a standard web browser or as a web service in automated tools. We discuss the way the web application was built and focus on usability criteria - especially interoperability. To overcome user differences we provide input conversion and basic parameter selection. Extensions of the current system and a path to robust, general purpose ASR are suggested.

Index Terms: robust speech recognition, web service, automatic model selection, speech processing tools

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Pelemans, Joris / Demuynck, Kris / Wambacq, Patrick (2012): "Dutch automatic speech recognition on the web: towards a general purpose system", In INTERSPEECH-2012, 2123-2126.