Chinese-English bilingual speech recognition

  title={Chinese-English bilingual speech recognition},
  author={Shengmin Yu and Sheng Qing Hu and Shuwu Zhang and Bo Xu},
  journal={International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering, 2003. Proceedings. 2003},
Two methods of construct a Chinese-English bilingual phone inventory are proposed and investigated. Our research focuses on a robust, suitable and compact phone combination of the two utterly different languages. The first method is to combine Chinese phonemes and English phonemes together. It can provide the required consistency with the western languages. The second method is to combine Chinese INITIALs and FINALs (IFs) with English phonemes in the bilingual acoustic modeling. Experimental… CONTINUE READING
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