Application of Clustering Techniques to Mixture Density Modelling for Continuous-Speech Recognition

C. Dugast, P. Beyerlein, R. Haeb-Umbach, in: ICASSP, Detroit, 1995.

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Clustering techniques have been integrated at different levels into the training procedure of a continuous-density hidden Markov model (HMM) speech recognizer. These clustering techniques can be used in two ways. First acoustically similar states are tied together. It will help to reduce the number of parameters but also allow to train otherwise rarely seen states together with more robust ones (state-tying). Secondly densities are clustered across states, this reduces the number of densities while at the same time keeping the best performances of our recognizer (density-clustering). We have applied these techniques both to word-based small-vocabulary and phoneme-based large-vocabulary recognition tasks. On the WSJ task, we could achieve a reduction of the word error rate by 7%. On the TI/NIST-connected digit task, the number of parameters was reduced by a factor 2-3 while keeping the same string error rate.
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Dugast C, Beyerlein P, Haeb-Umbach R. Application of Clustering Techniques to Mixture Density Modelling for Continuous-Speech Recognition. In: ICASSP, Detroit. ; 1995.
Dugast, C., Beyerlein, P., & Haeb-Umbach, R. (1995). Application of Clustering Techniques to Mixture Density Modelling for Continuous-Speech Recognition. In ICASSP, Detroit.
@inproceedings{Dugast_Beyerlein_Haeb-Umbach_1995, title={Application of Clustering Techniques to Mixture Density Modelling for Continuous-Speech Recognition}, booktitle={ICASSP, Detroit}, author={Dugast, Christian and Beyerlein, Peter and Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold}, year={1995} }
Dugast, Christian, Peter Beyerlein, and Reinhold Haeb-Umbach. “Application of Clustering Techniques to Mixture Density Modelling for Continuous-Speech Recognition.” In ICASSP, Detroit, 1995.
C. Dugast, P. Beyerlein, and R. Haeb-Umbach, “Application of Clustering Techniques to Mixture Density Modelling for Continuous-Speech Recognition,” in ICASSP, Detroit, 1995.
Dugast, Christian, et al. “Application of Clustering Techniques to Mixture Density Modelling for Continuous-Speech Recognition.” ICASSP, Detroit, 1995.

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