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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Lexical Stress Modeling for Improved Speech Recognition of Spontaneous Telephone Speech in the Jupiter Domain

Chao Wang, Stephanie Seneff

MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, USA

This paper examines an approach of using lexical stress models to improve the speech recognition performance on spontaneous telephone speech. We analyzed the correlation of various pitch, energy, and duration measurements with lexical stress on a large corpus of spontaneous English utterances, and identified the most informative features of stress using classification experiments. We incorporated the stress models into the recognizer first-pass Viterbi search and obtained modest but statistically significant improvements over a state-of-the-art real-time performance on the Jupiter weather information domain.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wang, Chao / Seneff, Stephanie (2001): "Lexical stress modeling for improved speech recognition of spontaneous telephone speech in the jupiter domain", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 2761-2765.