By D. Wolf, H. Reininger (auth.), H. Niemann, M. Lang, G. Sagerer (eds.)
This quantity includes invited and contributed papers awarded on the NATO complex research Insti tute on "Recent Advances in Speech realizing and conversation platforms" held in undesirable Windsheim, Federal Republic of Germany, July five to July 18, 1987. it really is divided into the 3 elements Speech coding and Segmentation, be aware attractiveness, and Linguistic Processing. even if this may basically be a coarse association displaying a few overlap, the editors felt that it so much certainly represents the bottom-up technique of speech realizing and, as a result, could be helpful for the reader. half 1, SPEECH CODING AND SEGMENTATION, comprises four invited and 14 contributed papers. the 1st invited paper summarizes simple houses of speech signs, stories coding schemes, and describes a specific resolution which promises excessive speech caliber at low facts premiums. the second one and 3rd invited papers are all in favour of acoustic-phonetic interpreting. concepts to combine wisdom resources into speech attractiveness structures are awarded and confirmed by means of experimental structures. The fourth invited paper provides an outline of techniques for utilizing prosodic wisdom in automated speech recogni tion structures, and a style for assigning a rigidity rating to each syllable in an utterance of German speech is pronounced in a contributed paper. a suite of contributed papers treats the matter of automated segmentation, and several other authors effectively follow knowledge-based equipment for reading speech signs and spectrograms. The final 3 papers examine phonetic types, Markov types and fuzzy quantization suggestions and supply a transi tion to half 2 .
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Speech recognition is a pattern recognition problem. • Statistical phonetic models yield high accuracy. • It is possible to build our speech knowledge into the structure of statistical models. ) • Issues of dimensionality and training set size are very important. • Systems must be trainable. • Search strategies must be global. • All knowledge sources can be integrated in a top-down predictive system. As stated at the beginning of the chapter, several of these conclusions are, in fact, the opinions of the author.
For reference /SCH 85/, a discrete hidden Markov model with 3 stateslphoneme and using a codebook with 256 entries has 62% phonetic recognition rate with 12% insertions on the same database. The HMM recognition performance on this database is higher when phoneme models are conditioned on left context, 75% correct with 12% insertions /SCH 85/. In the latter case, 600 left-context phonetic models are used in the HMM system while 61 phonetic models are used in the stochastic segment model. 2 Word Recognition The segment-based word recognltiOn system consists of a dictionary of phoneme pronunciation networks and a collection of segment phoneme models.
The examples given include the choice of the HMM model to represent variability in spectrum and timing, the use of context-dependent phonetic models to capture coarticulatory effects, the inclusion of segmental acoustic-phonetic features to represent detailed knowledge about particular phonetic distinctions, and a rapid speaker adaptation algorithm based on a transformation from one speaker to another. In each case it was essential that the algorithm take into account the basic relation between dimensionality and training set size.
Recent Advances in Speech Understanding and Dialog Systems by D. Wolf, H. Reininger (auth.), H. Niemann, M. Lang, G. Sagerer (eds.)