Borrowing Language Resources for Development of Automatic Speech Recognition for Low- and Middle-Density Languages

@inproceedings{Melnar2008BorrowingLR,
  title={Borrowing Language Resources for Development of Automatic Speech Recognition for Low- and Middle-Density Languages},
  author={Lynette Melnar and Chen Liu},
  booktitle={LREC},
  year={2008}
}
In this paper we describe an approach that both creates crosslingual acoustic monophone model sets for speech recognition tasks and objectively predicts their performance without target-language speech data or acoustic measurement techniques. This strategy is based on a series of linguistic metrics characterizing the articulatory phonetic and phonological distances of target-language phonemes from source-language phonemes. We term these algorithms the Combined Phonetic and Phonological… CONTINUE READING