ISCA & IEEE Workshop on Spontaneous Speech Processing and Recognition

April 13-16, 2003
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Development of a Spontaneous Speech Recognition Engine for an Entertainment Robot

H. Lucke, H. Honda, K. Minamino, A. Hiroe, H. Mori, H. Ogawa, Y. Asano, H. Kishi

Digital Creatures Laboratory, Sony Corporation, Tokyo,

Natural speech interaction is a difficult, yet important, capability for a social humanoidal robot. We address the problems of spontaneous speaking style in a real environment and report on our progress of developing a robust large vocabulary speech recognition engine for an anthropomorphic entertainment robot SDR-4X.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lucke, H. / Honda, H. / Minamino, K. / Hiroe, A. / Mori, H. / Ogawa, H. / Asano, Y. / Kishi, H. (2003): "Development of a spontaneous speech recognition engine for an entertainment robot", in SSPR-2003, paper MAP13.