dc.contributor.authorSiniscalchi, Sabato Marco.
dc.contributor.authorLyu, Dau-Cheng.
dc.contributor.authorSvendsen, Torbjørn.
dc.contributor.authorLee, Chin-Hui.
dc.identifier.citationSiniscalchi, S. M., Lyu, D. C., Svendsen, T., & Lee, C. H. (2011). Experiments on cross-language attribute detection and phone recognition with minimal target-specific training data. IEEE transactions on audio, speech, and language processing, 20(3), 875-887.
dc.description.abstractA state-of-the-art automatic speech recognition (ASR) system can often achieve high accuracy for most spoken languages of interest if a large amount of speech material can be collected and used to train a set of language-specific acoustic phone models. However, designing good ASR systems with little or no language-specific speech data for resource-limited languages is still a challenging research topic. As a consequence, there has been an increasing interest in exploring knowledge sharing among a large number of languages so that a universal set of acoustic phone units can be defined to work for multiple or even for all languages. This work aims at demonstrating that a recently proposed automatic speech attribute transcription framework can play a key role in designing language-universal acoustic models by sharing speech units among all target languages at the acoustic phonetic attribute level. The language-universal acoustic models are evaluated through phone recognition. It will be shown that good cross-language attribute detection and continuous phone recognition performance can be accomplished for “unseen” languages using minimal training data from the target languages to be recognized. Furthermore, a phone-based background model (PBM) approach will be presented to improve attribute detection accuracies.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIEEE transactions on audio, speech, and language processingen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering
dc.titleExperiments on cross-language attribute detection and phone recognition with minimal target-specific training dataen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Computer Engineeringen_US

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