Discriminative training of finite state decoding graphs

Shiuan-Sung Lin, François Yvon
2005 Interspeech 2005   unpublished
Automatic Speech Recognition systems integrate three main knowledge sources: acoustic models, pronunciation dictionary and language models. In contrast to common practices, where each source is optimized independently, then combined in a finite-state search space, we investigate here a training procedure which attempts to adjust (some of) the parameters after, rather than before, combination. To this end, we adapted a discriminative training procedure originally devised for language models to
more » ... e more general case of arbitrary finitestate graphs. Preliminary experiments performed on a simple name recognition task demonstrate the potential of this approach and suggest possible improvements.
doi:10.21437/interspeech.2005-13 fatcat:k5uffqohbravnkbummawwk4vv4