International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP 2002)

Taipei, Taiwan
August 23-24, 2002

A Comparative Study of Several Incremental Adaptation Algorithms for Speaker Adaptation

Bin Ma (1), Qiang Huo (2)

(1) InfoTalk Technology Pte Ltd, Singapore
(2) The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

We conduct a comparative study of five representative incremental HMM adaptation algorithms developed in the past few years. We report the experimental results of using these algorithms for on-line speaker adaptation in a continuous Mandarin Chinese speech recognition system. We identify the strength and weakness of individual algorithms and offer recommendations for practitioners to make intelligent use of these adaptation algorithms for different purposes in different applications.


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Bibliographic reference.  Ma, Bin / Huo, Qiang (2002): "A comparative study of several incremental adaptation algorithms for speaker adaptation", In ISCSLP 2002, paper 6.