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We address an adaptation method of statistical language models to topics and speaker characteristics for automatic transcription of meetings and discussions. A baseline language model is a mixture of two models, which are trained with different corpora covering various topics and speakers, respectively. Then, probabilistic latent semantic analysis (PLSA) is(More)
The paper addresses language model adaptation for automatic lecture transcription by fully exploiting presentation slide information used in the lecture. As the text in the presentation slides is small in its size and fragmentary in its content, a robust adaptation scheme is addressed by focusing on the keyword and topic information. Several methods are(More)
We propose a novel approach based on a statistical transformation framework for language and pronunciation modeling of spontaneous speech. Since it is not practical to train a spoken-style model using numerous spoken transcripts, the proposed approach generates a spoken-style model by transforming an orthographic model trained with document archives such as(More)
This paper presents an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system for assisting meeting record creation of the National Congress of Japan. The system is designed to cope with spontaneous characteristics of meeting speech, as well as a variety of topics and speakers. For acoustic model, minimum phone error (MPE) training is applied with several normalization(More)
We present unsupervised speaker indexing combined with automatic speech recognition (ASR) for speech archives such as discussions. Our proposed indexing method is based on anchor models, by which we define a feature vector based on the similarity with speakers of a large scale speech database. Several techniques are introduced to improve discriminant(More)
One of the most significant problems in language modeling of spontaneous speech such as meetings and lectures is that only limited amount of matched training data, i.e. faithful transcript for the relevant task domain, is available. In this paper, we propose a novel transformation approach to estimate language model statistics of spontaneous speech from a(More)
This paper presents two different approaches utilizing statistical language model (SLM) and support vector machines (SVM) for sentence boundary detection of spontaneous Japanese. In the SLM-based approach, linguistic likelihoods and occurrence of pause are used to determine sentence boundaries. To suppress false alarms, heuristic patterns of end-of-sentence(More)
Pronunciation variation modeling is one of major issues in automatic transcription of spontaneous speech. We present statistical modeling of subword-based mapping between baseforms and surface forms using a large-scale spontaneous speech corpus (CSJ). Variation patterns of phone sequences are automatically extracted together with their contexts of up to two(More)
We present unsupervised speaker indexing combined with automatic speech recognition (ASR) for speech archives such as discussions. Our proposed indexing method is based on anchor models, by which we define a feature vector based on the similarity with speakers of a large scale speech database, and we incorporate several techniques to improve discriminant(More)
Automatic speech recognition (ASR) results contain not only ASR errors, but also disfluencies and colloquial expressions that must be corrected to create readable transcripts. We take the approach of statistical machine translation (SMT) to “translate” from ASR results into transcript-style text. We introduce two novel modeling techniques in(More)