ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013

BUT BABEL system for spontaneous Cantonese

Martin Karafiát, František Grézl, Mirko Hannemann, Karel Veselý, Jan Černocký

This paper presents our work on speech recognition of Cantonese spontaneous telephone conversations. The key-points include feature extraction by 6-layer Stacked Bottle-Neck neural network and using fundamental frequency information at its input. We have also investigated into robustness of SBN training (silence, normalization) and shown an efficient combination with PLP using Region-Dependent transforms. A combination of RDT with another popular adaptation technique (SAT) was shown beneficial. The results are reported on BABEL Cantonese data.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-582

Cite as: Karafiát, M., Grézl, F., Hannemann, M., Veselý, K., Černocký, J. (2013) BUT BABEL system for spontaneous Cantonese. Proc. Interspeech 2013, 2589-2593, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-582

@inproceedings{karafiat13_interspeech,
  author={Martin Karafiát and František Grézl and Mirko Hannemann and Karel Veselý and Jan Černocký},
  title={{BUT BABEL system for spontaneous Cantonese}},
  year=2013,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2013},
  pages={2589--2593},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2013-582}
}