Modeling Systematic Variations in Pronunciation


This paper describes the research efforts of the “Hidden Speaking Mode” group participating in the 1996 summer workshop on speech recognition. The goal of this project is to model pronunciation variations that occur in conversational speech in general and, more specifically, to investigate the use of a hidden speaking mode to represent systematic variations that are correlated with the word sequence (e.g. predictable from syntactic structure). This paper describes the theoretical formulation of hidden mode modeling, as well as some results in error analysis, language modeling and pronunciation modeling.

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@inproceedings{Ostendorf1996ModelingSV, title={Modeling Systematic Variations in Pronunciation}, author={Mari Ostendorf and Bill Byrne and Michiel Bacchiani and Moritz Finke and Asela Gunawardana and Kenneth Ross and Sam T. Roweis and Elizabeth Shriberg and David Talkin and Alex H. Waibel and Barbara Wheatley and Torsten Zeppenfeld}, year={1996} }