ISCA Archive ISCSLP 2002
ISCA Archive ISCSLP 2002

Two-pass continuous digit string decoder

Zhi-yu Wang, Yuan Wen, Ming Li

In this paper, we present a two-pass continuous digit string decoder using two sets of whole-word HMM models. One set contains context-independent (CI) models used in the first-pass search. The first-pass search results in N-best hypotheses from which a N-best word lattice can be derived. The other set contains context-dependent (CD) HMM models used to search along the N-best word lattice for the best hypothesis, which is called the second-pass search. During the second-pass search, we introduce a tree-structured word lattice to speed up the second-pass search. Compared with one-pass decoder using only CI models, our two-pass decoder achieves 68% reduction of word error rate. Compared with one-pass decoder using only CD models, it achieves a 6.5 times faster search speed. Compared with two-pass decoder using flat-structured word lattice, it achieves about one time faster search speed.

Cite as: Wang, Z.-y., Wen, Y., Li, M. (2002) Two-pass continuous digit string decoder. Proc. International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, paper 13

  author={Zhi-yu Wang and Yuan Wen and Ming Li},
  title={{Two-pass continuous digit string decoder}},
  booktitle={Proc. International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing},
  pages={paper 13}