4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Boosting the Performance of Connectionist Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition

G. D. Cook, A. J. Robinson

Cambridge University Engineering Department, Cambridge, England

Hybrid connectionist-hidden Markov model large vocabulary speech recognition has, in recent years, been shown to be competitive with more traditional HMM systems [4]. Connectionist acoustic models generally use considerably less parameters than HMMís, allowing real-time operation without significant degradation of performance. However, the small number of parameters in connectionist acoustic models also poses a problem - how do we make the best use of large amounts of training data? This paper proposes a solution to this problem in which a "smart" procedure makes selective use of training data to increase performance.

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Bibliographic reference.  Cook, G. D. / Robinson, A. J. (1996): "Boosting the performance of connectionist large vocabulary speech recognition", In ICSLP-1996, 1305-1308.