標題: Discriminative Analysis of Distortion Sequences in Speech Recognition
作者: Chang, Pao-Chung
Chen, Sin-Horng
Juang, Biing-Hwang
電信工程研究所
Institute of Communications Engineering
公開日期: 1-Jul-1993
摘要: In a traditional speech recognition system, the distance score between a test token and a reference pattern is obtained by simply averaging the distortion sequence resulted from matching of the two patterns through a dynamic programming procedure. The final decision is made by choosing the one with the minimal average distance score. If we view the distortion sequence as a form of observed features, a decision rule based on a specific discriminant function designed for the distortion sequence obviously will perform better than that based on the simple average distortion. We, therefore, suggest in this paper a linear discriminant function of the form Delta = Sigma(T)(i=1) omega(i) * d(i) to compute the distance score A instead of a direct average Delta = 1/T Sigma(T)(i=1) d(i). Several adaptive algorithms are proposed to learn the discriminant weighting function in this paper. These include one heuristic method, two methods based on the error propagation algorithm [1], [2], and one method based on the generalized Probabilistic descent (GPD) algorithm [3]. We study these methods in a speaker-independent speech recognition task involving utterances of the highly confusible English E-set (b, c, d, e, g, p, t, v, z). The results show that the best performance is obtained by using the GPD method which achieved a 78.1% accuracy, compared to 67.6% with the traditional unweighted average method. Besides the experimental comparisons, an analytical discussion of various training algorithms is also provided.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/89.232616
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/2962
ISSN: 1063-6676
DOI: 10.1109/89.232616
期刊: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SPEECH AND AUDIO PROCESSING
Volume: 1
Issue: 3
起始頁: 326
結束頁: 333
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