Finding consensus among words: lattice-based word error minimization

@inproceedings{Mangu1999FindingCA,
  title={Finding consensus among words: lattice-based word error minimization},
  author={Lidia Mangu and Eric Brill and Andreas Stolcke},
  booktitle={EUROSPEECH},
  year={1999}
}
We describe a new algorithm for finding the hypothesis in a recognition lattice that is expected to minimize the word er ror rate (WER). Our approach thus overcomes the mismatch between the word-based performance metric and the standard MAP scoring paradigm that is sentence-based, and that can le ad to sub-optimal recognition results. To this end we first find a complete alignment of all words in the recognition lattice, identifying mutually supporting and competing word hypotheses . Finally, a… CONTINUE READING
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