EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


N-best Speech Hypotheses Reordering Using Linear Regression

Ananlada Chotimongkol, Alexander I. Rudnicky

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

We propose a hypothesis reordering technique to improve speech recognition accuracy in a dialog system. For such systems, additional information external to the decoding process itself is available, in particular features derived from the parse and the dialog. Such features can be combined with recognizer features by means of a linear regression model to predict the most likely entry in the hypothesis list. We introduce the use of concept error rate as an alternative accuracy measurement and compare it withy the use of word error rate. The proposed model performs better than human subjects performing the same hypothesis reordering task.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chotimongkol, Ananlada / Rudnicky, Alexander I. (2001): "N-best speech hypotheses reordering using linear regression", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1829-1832.