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Mandarin recognition over the telephone
Author(s): Yuhung Kao
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Paper Abstract

Mandarin Chinese is the official language in China and Taiwan, it is the native language of a quarter of the world population. As the services enabled by speech recognition technology (e.g. telephone voice dialing, information query) become more popular in English, we would like to extend this capability to other languages. Mandarin is one of the major languages under research in our laboratory. This paper describes how we extend our work in English speech recognition into Mandarin. We will described the corpus: Voice Across Taiwan, the training of a complete set of Mandarin syllable models, preliminary performance results and error analysis. A fast prototyping system was built, where a user can write any context free grammar with no restriction of vocabulary, then the grammar can be compiled into recognition models. It enables user to quickly test the performance of a new vocabulary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2750, Digital Signal Processing Technology, (7 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241990
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Yuhung Kao, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2750:
Digital Signal Processing Technology
Joseph Picone, Editor(s)

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