Continuous Word Recognition Based onthe Stochastic Segment Model


This paper presents an overview of the Boston University continuous word recognition system, which is based on the Stochastic Segment Model (SSM). The key components of the system described here include: a segment-based acoustic model that uses a family of Gaussian distributions to characterize variable length segments; a divisive clustering technique for estimating robust context-dependent models; and recognition using the N-best rescoring formalism, which also provides a mechanism for combining diierent knowledge sources (e.g. SSM and HMM scores). Results are reported for the speaker-independent portion of the Resource Management Corpus, for both the SSM system and a combined BU-SSM/BBN-HMM system.

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@inproceedings{Ostendorf1992ContinuousWR, title={Continuous Word Recognition Based onthe Stochastic Segment Model}, author={Mari Ostendorf and Ashvin Kannan and Owen Kimball}, year={1992} }