First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Explicit Knowledge and Neural Networks for Speech Recognition

R. Bulot, P. Nocera

G.I.A. Luminy Science Faculty, Marseille, France

In this paper we present a simple speech recognition application in which an explicit knowledge base system is coupled to a connectionist machine. A set of Prolog rules describes the structural aspects of the words in the vocabulary, in terms of acoustico-phonetic events. These events are jointly evaluated by a multi-layer network in order to identify the corresponding word. The system provides good results, notably with unknown speakers.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bulot, R. / Nocera, P. (1989): "Explicit knowledge and neural networks for speech recognition", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 2533-2536.