5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Connected Digit Recognition in Spontaneous Speech

Etienne Bauche (1), Bojana Gajic (1), Yasuhiro Minami (1), Tatsuo Matsuoka (1), Sadaoki Furui (2)

(1) NTT Human Interface Laboratories; (2) Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

In this paper, we describe a new recognition system for 4-digit-strings in Japanese under fluent speech conditions. In particular, we introduce several methods to solve the problems related to the spontaneity of speech: discrimination of speech and background noise, out-of- vocabulary words, pauses between digits, etc. These methods led to an error rate reduction of 76%, compared to a simple start- and end-point detection based recognizer using non-refined models.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bauche, Etienne / Gajic, Bojana / Minami, Yasuhiro / Matsuoka, Tatsuo / Furui, Sadaoki (1997): "Connected digit recognition in spontaneous speech", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 923-926.