Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Multi-Lingual Connected Digits Recognition

Joan Salavedra, Claus Jacobsen, Mazin G. Rahim, Ilija Zeljkovic, Jay G. Wilpon

AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA

This paper addresses the problem of robust multilingual speaker-independent connected digit recognition over telephone lines. We test and compare various techniques for signal conditioning, improved model representation and model training across three different languages, namely Danish, English and Spanish, and evaluate their language dependency. Word errors rates between 0.5% and 1.0% have been achieved for all languages on various speech databases collected over the public telephone network.

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Bibliographic reference.  Salavedra, Joan / Jacobsen, Claus / Rahim, Mazin G. / Zeljkovic, Ilija / Wilpon, Jay G. (1995): "Multi-lingual connected digits recognition", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 2119-2122.