International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP 2002)

Taipei, Taiwan
August 23-24, 2002

Integration of Tone Related Feature for Mandarin Speech Recognition by a One-Pass Search Algorithm

Pui-Fung Wong, Man-Hung Siu

Dept. of EEE, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

How to model Chinese tones and integrate them into an HMM-based recognizer for Chinese recognition has long been an area of interest to researchers. In this paper, we propose the use of a polynomial trajectory model to represent pitch shape. We further propose an efficient one-pass search approach that integrates the tone likelihood into the Viterbi search procedure. We report a number of experimental results on tone classification and tonal syllable recognition in the 863 corpus. While the improvement in the tonal syllable accuracy is small, it nevertheless shows the feasibility of the proposed approaches.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wong, Pui-Fung / Siu, Man-Hung (2002): "Integration of tone related feature for Mandarin speech recognition by a one-pass search algorithm", In ISCSLP 2002, paper 119.