14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Improving Recognition Performance Using Co-Articulation Rules on the Phrase Level: A First Approach

Roeland J. F. Ordelman (1), Arjan J. van Hessen (1), David A. van Leeuwen (2)

(1) University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
(2) TNO - Human Factors Research Institute, Soesterberg, The Netherlands

This paper describes a first approach to improve recognition performance of our hybrid large vocabulary continuous speech recogniser for Dutch by using co-articulation rules on the phrase level. By applying these rules on the reference transcripts used for training the recogniser and by adding a set of special temporary phones that later on will be mapped on the original phones, more robust models of phones that are typically confused a lot in speech recognition like /v/-/f/ and /s/-/z/, could be trained.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ordelman, Roeland J. F. / Hessen, Arjan J. van / Leeuwen, David A. van (1999): "Improving recognition performance using co-articulation rules on the phrase level: a first approach", In ICPhS-14, 1641-1644.