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Joint estimation of articulatory features and acoustic models for low-resource languages
Published in International Speech Communication Association
Volume: 2017-August
Pages: 2153 - 2157
Using articulatory features for speech recognition improves the performance of low-resource languages. One way to obtain ar- ticulatory features is by using an articulatory classifier (pseudo- articulatory features). The performance of the articulatory fea- tures depends on the efficacy of this classifier. But, training such a robust classifier for a low-resource language is constrained due to the limited amount of training data. We can overcome this by training the articulatory classifier using a high resource language. This classifier can then be used to generate articula- tory features for the low-resource language. However, this tech- nique fails when high and low-resource languages have mis- matches in their environmental conditions. In this paper, we address both the aforementioned problems by jointly estimat- ing the articulatory features and low-resource acoustic model. The experiments were performed on two low-resource Indian languages namely, Hindi and Tamil. English was used as the high-resource language. A relative improvement of 23% and 10% were obtained for Hindi and Tamil, respectively. Copyright © 2017 ISCA.
About the journal
JournalProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Open AccessYes
Concepts (11)
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    Deep neural networks
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    Speech communication
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    Speech recognition
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    Acoustic model
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    Environmental conditions
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    Indian languages
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    Low resource languages
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    Training data
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    Classification (of information)