12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Event Selection from Phone Posteriorgrams Using Matched Filters

Keith Kintzley, Aren Jansen, Hynek Hermansky

Johns Hopkins University, USA

In this paper we address the issue of how to select a minimal set of phonetic events from a phone posteriorgram while minimizing the loss of information. We derive phone posteriorgrams from two sources, Gaussian mixture models and sparse multilayer perceptrons, and apply phone-specific matched filters to the posteriorgrams to yield a smaller set of phonetic events. We introduce a mutual information based performance measure to compare phonetic event selection techniques and demonstrate that events extracted using matched filters can reduce input data while significantly improving performance of an event-based keyword spotting system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kintzley, Keith / Jansen, Aren / Hermansky, Hynek (2011): "Event selection from phone posteriorgrams using matched filters", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 1905-1908.