5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Rejection in Speech Recognition Systems with Limited Training

Aruna Bayya

Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, Newport Beach, CA, USA

In this paper, we propose a new rejection criterion applicable specifically to limited-training speech recognition systems such as Speaker-Dependent (SD) recognition systems. The new criterion uses confidence measures as well as speaker-specific out-of-vocabulary (OOV) models. The OOV models are created from the same training data that is available to create the in-vocabulary (IV) word models. We describe the method for creating these speaker-specific out-of-vocabulary models from limited training data. We also define a fairly robust confidence measure to reject the OOV words. The results presented in this paper demonstrate the effectiveness of the new criterion in a SD recognition task under various conditions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bayya, Aruna (1998): "Rejection in speech recognition systems with limited training", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0572.