First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Word Spotting Using Context-Dependent Phoneme-Based HMMs

Tatsuo Matsuoka

NTT Human Interface Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan

This paper proposes a new clustering method for context-dependent phoneme HMMs. This clustering method uses triphone context as far as training samples are sufficient, and automatically selects biphone and uniphone contexts if only a few training samples are given. Using this clustering method, context-dependent models were created and tested in phoneme recognition experiments and word spotting experiments. Compared with the context-independent models, the context-dependent models achieved 7.6% higher phoneme recognition accuracy and 7.0% higher word spotting accuracy.

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Bibliographic reference.  Matsuoka, Tatsuo (1990): "Word spotting using context-dependent phoneme-based HMMs", In ICSLP-1990, 545-548.