5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Improved Estimation, Evaluation and Applications of Confidence Measures for Speech Recognition

Man-hung Siu, Herbert Gish, Fred Richardson

BBN Systems and Technologies, Cambridge, MA, USA

This paper describes our approach to the estimation of confidence in the words generated by a speech recognition system. We describe the models and the features employed for confidence estimation. In addition we discuss the characteristics of an information -theoretic metric for assessing the performance of the confidence measure. We provide a simple application of confidence measures in which we rank the performance of speakers.

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Bibliographic reference.  Siu, Man-hung / Gish, Herbert / Richardson, Fred (1997): "Improved estimation, evaluation and applications of confidence measures for speech recognition", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 831-834.