Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Improvements in Beam Search

Volker Steinbiss, Bach-Hiep Tran, Hermann Ney

Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorien, Aachen, Germany

Time-synchronous beam search has successfully been employed in the Philips continuous-speech recognizer for several years now, handling a vocabulary of 20 000 words and more. We have now improved the search procedure with two robust pruning methods that drastically reduce both average and peak search effort.

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Bibliographic reference.  Steinbiss, Volker / Tran, Bach-Hiep / Ney, Hermann (1994): "Improvements in beam search", In ICSLP-1994, 2143-2146.