4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Most current speech recognizers use an observation space which is based on a temporal sequence of "frames" (e.g., Mel-cepstra). There is another class of recognizer which further processes these frames to produce a segment-based network, and represents each segment by fixed-dimensional "features." In such feature-based recognizers the observation space takes the form of a temporal network of feature vectors, so that a single segmentation of an utterance will use a subset of all possible feature vectors. In this work we examine a maximum a posteriori decoding strategy for feature-based recognizers and develop a normalization criterion useful for a segment-based Viterbi or A* search. We report experimental results for the task of phonetic recognition on the TIMIT corpus where we achieved context-independent and context-dependent (using diphones) results on the core test set of 64.1% and 69.5% respectively.
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