The 1998 HTK Broadcast News Transcription System : Development and Results

  title={The 1998 HTK Broadcast News Transcription System : Development and Results},
  author={Philip C. Woodland and Thomas Hain and Gareth L. Moore and Thomas R. Niesler and Dan Povey and Andreas Tuerk and Edward W. D. Whittaker},
This paperpresentsthe developmentof the HTK broadcastnews transcriptionsystemfor theNovember1998Hub4evaluation.Relative to thepreviousyear’s systemThesystemanumberof features wereaddedincludingvocaltractlengthnormalisation;cluster-based variancenormalisation;doublethequantityof acoustictrainingdata; interpolatedword level languagemodelsto combinetext sources; increasedbroadcast news languagemodeltrainingdata;andanextra adaptationstageusinga full-variancetransform. Overall these changesto the… CONTINUE READING


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