Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

Dialect-Dependent Speech Recognizers for Canadian and European French

Julie Brousseau, Sally Anne Fox

Dragon Systems Inc, Newton, MA, USA

In the last year Dragon Systems, Inc., a research company in the field of speech recognition, has become interested in the impact that dialect can have upon recognition rates. Research is now being done for two major dialects of the French (Canadian and European) and the English (UK and American) languages. Results from a small isolated-word speaker-adaptive speech recognizer shows that an average increase of 3% in recognition rates is obtained by a speaker dictating to a system trained with acoustic data from their native dialect. A larger system is currently under development for Canadian French and preliminary testing is going forward. These results are discussed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Brousseau, Julie / Fox, Sally Anne (1992): "Dialect-dependent speech recognizers for canadian and european French", In ICSLP-1992, 1003-1006.