The Philips/RWTH System for Transcription of Broadcast News

P. Beyerlein, X.L. Aubert, R. Haeb-Umbach, M.J. Harris, D. Klakow, A. Wendemuth, S. Molau, M. Pitz, A. Sixtus, in: Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop, Washington, 1999.

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This paper contains a description of the Philips/RWTH 1998 HUB4 system which has been build in a joint e ort of Philips Research Laboratories Aachen and Aachen University of Technology. We will focus our discussion on recent improvements compared to the original 1997 HUB4 system and evaluate them on the HUB4'97 evaluation data. The paper will deal with 1. a rough system overview including feature extraction, acoustic training, audio stream segmentation, and decoding 2. log-linear interpolation of distance-language models, 3. and the integration of various acoustic and language models via Discriminative Model Combination (DMC). The performance of the described system is 23% (relative) better than the performance of the 1997 Philips HUB4 system. A word error rate of 17.9% was achieved on the 1997 HUB4 evaluation set, compared to 23.5% using the original 1997 system.
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Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop, Washington
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Beyerlein P, Aubert XL, Haeb-Umbach R, et al. The Philips/RWTH System for Transcription of Broadcast News. In: Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop, Washington. ; 1999.
Beyerlein, P., Aubert, X. L., Haeb-Umbach, R., Harris, M. J., Klakow, D., Wendemuth, A., … Sixtus, A. (1999). The Philips/RWTH System for Transcription of Broadcast News. In Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop, Washington.
@inproceedings{Beyerlein_Aubert_Haeb-Umbach_Harris_Klakow_Wendemuth_Molau_Pitz_Sixtus_1999, title={The Philips/RWTH System for Transcription of Broadcast News}, booktitle={Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop, Washington}, author={Beyerlein, Peter and Aubert, Xavier L. and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold and Harris, Matthew J. and Klakow, Dietrich and Wendemuth, Andreas and Molau, Sirko and Pitz, Michael and Sixtus, Achim}, year={1999} }
Beyerlein, Peter, Xavier L. Aubert, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, Matthew J. Harris, Dietrich Klakow, Andreas Wendemuth, Sirko Molau, Michael Pitz, and Achim Sixtus. “The Philips/RWTH System for Transcription of Broadcast News.” In Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop, Washington, 1999.
P. Beyerlein et al., “The Philips/RWTH System for Transcription of Broadcast News,” in Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop, Washington, 1999.
Beyerlein, Peter, et al. “The Philips/RWTH System for Transcription of Broadcast News.” Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop, Washington, 1999.

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