4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Norwegian Numerals: a Challenge to Automatic Speech Recognition

Knut Kvale

Telenor Research and Development, Kjeller, Norway

This paper addresses the problem of speaker-independent connected numeral recognition over telephone lines. Increasing the vocabulary from digits (0-9) to numerals (0-99) opens for more user-friendly services, but it also introduces many new, language-specific problems. This paper investigates morphological, phonemic and allophonic variations in the pronunciation of numerals in Norwegian. If improvements in recognition performance are to be achieved these language-specific issues have to be considered.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kvale, Knut (1996): "Norwegian numerals: a challenge to automatic speech recognition", In ICSLP-1996, 2028-2031.