Speech Prosody 2004
In this paper, a new duration modeling method for HMMbased Mandarin base-syllable recognition is proposed. It extends the conventional state duration method to further consider the speaking rate of utterance and add a syllable duration model to help the recognition search finding the bestrecognized base-syllable string. Experimental results showed that the proposed method was effective on improving the recognition accuracy.
Bibliographic reference. Wang, Wern-Jun / Lee, Chun-Jen (2004): "Duration modeling for Mandarin speech recognition using prosodic information", In SP-2004, 591-594.