Recognition of syllable-contracted words in spontaneous speech using word expansion and duration information

Wei Bin Liang, Chung-Hsien Wu, Yu Kai Kang

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Abstract

This paper presents a graphical model-based approach to syllable-contracted (SC) word recognition of spontaneous Mandarin speech. Phone deletion and pronunciation reduction are two major effects for the syllable-contracted words in spontaneous speech. In this study, the syllable-contracted (SC) words selected from a collected corpus are used for pronunciation lexicon expansion to deal with the phone deletion problem. The duration information of SC words is then incorporated to cover the effect of pronunciation reduction. The graphical model is employed to rescore all possible word sequences, including the expanded SC words, to obtain the final word sequence. In the experimental results, the Mandarin Conversional Dialogue Corpus (MCDC) was used to evaluate the proposed method. Compared with the previous work, a satisfactory improvement on the performance of the proposed approach can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008
Pages225-228
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008 - Kunming, China
Duration: 2008 Dec 162008 Dec 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008

Other

Other2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008
CountryChina
CityKunming
Period08-12-1608-12-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

Cite this

Liang, W. B., Wu, C-H., & Kang, Y. K. (2008). Recognition of syllable-contracted words in spontaneous speech using word expansion and duration information. In Proceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008 (pp. 225-228). [4730322] (Proceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/CHINSL.2008.ECP.68
Liang, Wei Bin ; Wu, Chung-Hsien ; Kang, Yu Kai. / Recognition of syllable-contracted words in spontaneous speech using word expansion and duration information. Proceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008. 2008. pp. 225-228 (Proceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008).
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Liang, WB, Wu, C-H & Kang, YK 2008, Recognition of syllable-contracted words in spontaneous speech using word expansion and duration information. in Proceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008., 4730322, Proceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008, pp. 225-228, 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008, Kunming, China, 08-12-16. https://doi.org/10.1109/CHINSL.2008.ECP.68

Recognition of syllable-contracted words in spontaneous speech using word expansion and duration information. / Liang, Wei Bin; Wu, Chung-Hsien; Kang, Yu Kai.

Proceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008. 2008. p. 225-228 4730322 (Proceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008).

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Liang WB, Wu C-H, Kang YK. Recognition of syllable-contracted words in spontaneous speech using word expansion and duration information. In Proceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008. 2008. p. 225-228. 4730322. (Proceedings - 2008 6th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, ISCSLP 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/CHINSL.2008.ECP.68