First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

A Multi-Lingual Language Model for Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition

Louis Boves

Department of Language and Speech, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

In this paper the language model for use in multilingual speech technology systems is described that was developed in ESPRIT project 860 'Linguistic Analysis of European Languages'. The model can serve in a variety of applications. In the present contribution attention is focussed on its role in a large vocabulary isolated words speech recognition system. Problems in training and testing a class of models comprising a number of co-operating probabilistic and deterministic knowledge sources are discussed. Results obtained from tests of some of the knowledge sources will be given.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Boves, Louis (1989): "A multi-lingual language model for large vocabulary speech recognition", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 2168-2171.