12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Bayesian Language Model Interpolation for Mobile Speech Input

Cyril Allauzen, Michael Riley

Google Research, USA

This paper explores various static interpolation methods for approximating a single dynamically-interpolated language model used for a variety of recognition tasks on the Google Android platform. The goal is to find the statically-interpolated first-pass LM that best reduces search errors in a two-pass system or that even allows eliminating the more complex dynamic second pass entirely. Static interpolation weights that are uniform, prior-weighted, and the maximum likelihood, maximum a posteriori, and Bayesian solutions are considered. Analysis argues and recognition experiments on Android test data show that a Bayesian interpolation approach performs best.

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Bibliographic reference.  Allauzen, Cyril / Riley, Michael (2011): "Bayesian language model interpolation for mobile speech input", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 1429-1432.