ASR, dialects, and acoustic/phonological distances

@inproceedings{Bosch2000ASRDA,
  title={ASR, dialects, and acoustic/phonological distances},
  author={Louis ten Bosch},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2000}
}
If the acoustic models in an ASR system have been built using standard pronunciations in the acoustic training database, dialect speakers usually show in a test a lower ASR performance compared to speakers of standard pronunciations. In this paper, this degree of degradation is considered to be a measure for the distance between dialect and standard pronunciation. We relate this ASR-distance with a phonologically based distance between dialect and standard pronunciation. It is concluded that… CONTINUE READING
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