Modelling pronunciation variation : Some preliminary results

  title={Modelling pronunciation variation : Some preliminary results},
  author={Mirjam Wester and Judith M. Kessens and Catia Cucchiarini and Helmer Strik},
In this paper we describe a method for improving the performance of a continuous speech recognizer by modelling pronunciation variation. Although the results obtained with this method are in line with those reported by other authors, the magnitude of the improvements is very small. In looking for possible explanations for these results, we computed various sorts of statistics about the material. Since these data proved to be very useful in understanding the effects of our method, they are… CONTINUE READING

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