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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


A New Dynamic HMM Model for Speech Recognition

Feili Chen (1), Eric Chang (2)

(1) Shanghai JiaoTong University / Bell-lab Joint Lab, China
(2) Microsoft Research China, China

In this paper, we describe a new method to do speech recognition based on Dynamic HMM architecture. Pitch values are treated as hidden layer and used to modify the parameter of observation probability functions. The results show that the new model achieves approximately 10 percent relative error reductions both in base-syllable recognition task and tonal syllable recognition task. The new method can be used compatibly with conventional HMM based EM training algorithm and Viterbi decoding algorithm.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chen, Feili / Chang, Eric (2001): "A new dynamic HMM model for speech recognition", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 2769-2772.