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Improve Speech Recognition in Mobile Environment by Dynamical Noise Model Adaptation

Ma Changxue, Motorola INC
Wei YuanJun, Motorola INC

Page numbers in the proceedings:
Volume I pp 543-546

Echo Cancellation and Speech Enhancement

Paper abstract
In this paper, we identify that the major source of error in mobile device based speech recognition is the long silence segment in the beginning and the end of the utterance, which is most noise sensitive. While these segments are most dynamic, they are often poorly modeled by HMM. To improve the silence modeling could improve the overall performance of the speech recognition systems. We propose in this paper to dynamically adapt the silence model on the utterance level. Using a multi-lingual database collected in car under a number of driving conditions, we show a significant improvement in speech recognition accuracy.

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