Accessing Information in Spoken Audio

April 19-20, 1999
Cambridge, UK

Phoneme-level indexing for fast and vocabulary-independent voice/voice retrieval

Alexandre Ferrieux and Stéphane Peillon

France Telecom - CNET, Lannion, France

This paper reports explorations on a novel approach for speech information retrieval with spoken queries. The method uses a two-layer decoding scheme, where the intermediary representation of speech is based on phonemes, which makes the system vocabulary-independent. Moreover, the use of synchronized lattices at this intermediary level is shown to improve the discriminative performance while decreasing the size of the parameter space, and with a very reasonable additional computational cost.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ferrieux, Alexandre / Peillon, Stephane (1999): "Phoneme-level indexing for fast and vocabulary-independent voice/voice retrieval", In Access-Audio-1999, 60-63.