4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Data Based Filter Design for RASTA-like Channel Normalization in ASR

Carlos Avendano, Sarel van Vuuren, Hynek Hermansky

Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology, Portland, OR, USA

RASTA processing has proven to be a successful technique for channel normalization in automatic speech recognition (ASR). We present two approaches to the design of RASTA-like filters from training data. One consists of finding the solution to a constrained optimization problem on the feature time trajectories while the other uses Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA). Whereas LDA is often applied to one or a few frames of the feature vectors we apply LDA to feature time trajectories. Both approaches result in similar filters which are consistent with the ad hoc designed RASTA filter.

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Bibliographic reference.  Avendano, Carlos / Vuuren, Sarel van / Hermansky, Hynek (1996): "Data based filter design for RASTA-like channel normalization in ASR", In ICSLP-1996, 2087-2090.