An on-line speaker adaptation method for HMM-based speech recognizers

Bánhalmi, András and Kocsor, András: An on-line speaker adaptation method for HMM-based speech recognizers. Acta cybernetica, (18) 3. pp. 379-390. (2008)

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Abstract

In the past few years numerous techniques have been proposed to improve the efficiency of basic adaptation methods like MLLR and MAP. These adaptation methods have a common aim, which is to increase the likelihood of the phoneme models for a particular speaker. During their operation, these speaker adaptation methods need precise phonetic segmentation information of the actual utterance, but these data samples are often faulty. To improve the overall performance, only those frames from the spoken sentence which are well segmented should be retained, while the incorrectly segmented data should not be used during adaptation. Several heuristic algorithms have been proposed in the literature for the selection of the reliably segmented data blocks, and here we would like to suggest some new heuristics that discriminate between faulty and well-segmented data. The effect of these methods on the efficiency of speech recognition using speaker adaptation is examined, and conclusions for each will be drawn. Besided post-filtering the set of the segmented adaptation examples, another way of improving the efficiency of the adaptation method might be to create a more precise segmentation, which should then reduce the chance of faulty data samples being included. We suggest a method like this here as well which is based on a scoring procedure for the N-best lists, taking into account phoneme duration.

Item Type: Article
Event Title: Conference for PhD Students in Computer Science, 5., 2006, Szeged
Journal or Publication Title: Acta cybernetica
Date: 2008
Volume: 18
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 379-390
ISSN: 0324-721X
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Természettudomány, Informatika
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 389-390.; Abstract
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 12:25
Last Modified: 2018. Jun. 05. 14:30
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/12825

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