First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

An Experiment in Word Hypothesization Performed in the Context of a Continuous Speech Recognition System

A. Di Carlo, A. Paoloni


The experiment consists in testing an hypothesizer that assembles, in different degrees of corruption of the input phonetic sequence, data on the processing time, on the complexity of those underlattices which develop "around" a single lexical hypothesis as well on performances, in numerical terms, of the separate hypotheses of the words present in the symbolic input sequence. An Italian sentence, in graphemic form, is phonetically transcribed and it undergoes a phase of corruption in which every space is suppressed and errors of insertion, deletion and substitution are introduced in order to reach an determined error rate. The corrupting program makes use of statistical knowledge on the performance of acoustical-phonetic decoder and on experiments about human perception. The sequence so corrupted is presented tothe lexical hypothesizer.

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Bibliographic reference.  Carlo, A. Di / Paoloni, A. (1989): "An experiment in word hypothesization performed in the context of a continuous speech recognition system", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 1527-1529.