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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


An MCE based Classification Tree Using Hierarchical Feature-Weighting in Speech Recognition

Fan Wang, Fang Zheng, Wenhu Wu

Tsinghua University, China

In this paper a hierarchical classification framework using the feature-weighting tree for the objective of applying diverse weighting to acoustic features is proposed for speech recognition. The hierarchical feature-weighting tree with a flexible structure complexity can be constructed optimally with the optimal splitting for the recognition confusion graph. Based on the minimum classification error principle, the subset-dependent training and the multi-level recognition method are proposed, where the feature weighting can be automatically trained without normalization in recognition. Both the mathematical analysis and the experimental results show that such a supervised hierarchical classification tree based on the feature weighting is efficient to reduce the speech recognition error.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wang, Fan / Zheng, Fang / Wu, Wenhu (2001): "An MCE based classification tree using hierarchical feature-weighting in speech recognition", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1947-1950.