Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Detection of Unknown Words in Spontaneous Speech

Pablo Fetter, Fritz Class, Udo Haiber, Alfred Kaltenmeier, Ute Kilian, Peter Regel-Brietzmann

Daimler-Benz AG, Research and Technology, Ulm, Germany

This paper presents an analysis of the unknown-word problem and results of experiments in acoustic and language modeling of unknown words. In particular, we introduce the method of iterative substitution for correcting distortions caused by unknown words in the language model.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fetter, Pablo / Class, Fritz / Haiber, Udo / Kaltenmeier, Alfred / Kilian, Ute / Regel-Brietzmann, Peter (1995): "Detection of unknown words in spontaneous speech", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1637-1640.