Improved Accented Speech Recognition Using Accent Embeddings and Multi-task Learning

@inproceedings{Jain2018ImprovedAS,
  title={Improved Accented Speech Recognition Using Accent Embeddings and Multi-task Learning},
  author={Abhinav Jain and Minali Upreti and Preethi Jyothi},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2018}
}
One of the major remaining challenges in modern automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems for English is to be able to handle speech from users with a diverse set of accents. ASR systems that are trained on speech from multiple English accents still underperform when confronted with a new speech accent. In this work, we explore how to use accent embeddings and multi-task learning to improve speech recognition for accented speech. We propose a multi-task architecture that jointly learns an… 

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