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Recovering of Packet Loss for Distributed Speech Recognition

Mayorga Pedro, CLIPS/IMAG
Lamy Richard, CLIPS/IMAG
Besacier Laurent, CLIPS/IMAG

Page numbers in the proceedings:
Volume III pp 117-120

Multimedia Data Protection / Speech Analysis and Recognition

Paper abstract
This work deals with the packet loss problem in a Distributed Speech Recognition architecture. A packet loss simulation model is first proposed in order to simulate different channel degradation conditions. In these conditions, the performance of our continuous French speech recognition system is evaluated for packets containing different numbers of speech feature vectors. Several reconstruction strategies, to recover lost information, are proposed and evaluated. The results first confirm the intuitive fact that the word error rate obviously increases with the size of the lost packets and with the channel degradation level. However, it is shown that simple reconstruction strategies allow to recover acceptable performance. The most efficient ones are those using interleaving technique to distribute the speech information among packets, combined with interpolation methods to estimate lost acoustic features.

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