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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Experiments on Cross-language Acoustic Modeling

Tanja Schultz, Alex Waibel

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

With the distribution of speech products all over the world, the portability to new target languages becomes a practical concern. As a consequence our research focuses on rapid transfer of LVCSR systems to other languages. In former studies we evaluated the performance if limited adaptation data is available. Particularly for very time constrained tasks and minority languages, it is even reasonable that no training data is available at all. In this paper we examine what performance can be expected in this scenario. All experiments are run in the framework of the GlobalPhone project which investigates LVCSR systems in 15 languages.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Schultz, Tanja / Waibel, Alex (2001): "Experiments on cross-language acoustic modeling", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 2721-2724.