Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 17-21, 2006

Improved Source Modeling and Predictive Classification for Channel Robust Speech Recognition

Valentin Ion, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach

University of Paderborn, Germany

The accuracy of distributed speech recognition has been shown to be very sensitive to errors occurring during transmission. One reason for this is that the classifier, usually trained under error free conditions, is unable to cope with the mismatch between an error free and error prone channel. In this paper we present a novel decision rule for classification which is able to account for channel errors. To achieve this, the classical Bayesian speech recognition approach has been reformulated for the server side, where the observation is known only to the extent, as is given by its a posteriori density function. We present a method to estimate the a posteriori density which is based on a Markov model of the source, which captures correlations of both static and dynamic features. A practical implementation is given, accompanied by experimental results for distributed speech recognition over an IP-network.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ion, Valentin / Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold (2006): "Improved source modeling and predictive classification for channel robust speech recognition", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1083-Mon3BuP.12.