14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)
San Francisco, CA, USA
To build a very large vocabulary (50K) isolated word speech
recognizer, speech data from over 200 native speakers of
American English was recorded and manually transcribed. This
paper explains the transcription method used, the motivation,
and preliminary results implemented in the recognizer.
The symbol set was expanded to allow for narrow phonetic transcriptions, similar to the level of detail allowed by the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). By expanding the symbol set, the following was expected:
Bibliographic reference. Olorenshaw, Lex / Amador, Mariscela / Chen, Ruxin / Menendez-Pidal, Xavier (1999): "Narrow phonetic transcription for development of a large vocabulary isolated word recognizer", In ICPhS-14, 1693-1696.