Analysis of Malay Speech Recognition for Different Speaker Origins

Juan, Sarah Samson and Besacier, Laurent and Tan, Tien-Ping (2012) Analysis of Malay Speech Recognition for Different Speaker Origins. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP).

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This paper explores speech recognition performance for Malay language with multi accents from speakers of different origins or ethnicities. Accented speech imposes accuracy problem in automatic speech recognition systems. This frequently occurs to non-native speakers of a language due to insufficiency of the non-natives data in the recognizers. In this study, we investigate the mentioned problem by building a Malay model in our recognizer and test its performance for speakers of various ethnicities. Our Malay corpora consist of read speeches and texts that are collected from local newspapers in Malaysia. Speakers who contributed the speeches are of different ethnic backgrounds. We employ context dependent models by applying linear discriminant analysis for our acoustic model and a trigram based language model. Our experiments show improved results when linear discriminant analysis technique was employed in our model while our recognizer performed worst for speakers with accent that are not available in the training data.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acoustics, Analytical models, Computational modeling, Educational institutions, Hidden Markov models, Speech, Speech recognition, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Samson Juan
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2015 01:19
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2015 01:19

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