ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

The incorporation of path merging in a dynamic network recogniser

Simon Hovell

In this paper, the incorporation of path merging within BT's dynamic speech recognition architecture[1] is discussed. One of the disadvantages of dynamic network generation is the size of the network generated. This is to a large extent due to the creation of many duplicate network portions. The use of a path merging strategy can redress this problem to some extent. This paper discusses the theory behind path merging, demonstrating a 22% speed improvement on a typical recognition task for no loss in top-N accuracy.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-66

Cite as: Hovell, S. (1997) The incorporation of path merging in a dynamic network recogniser. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 155-158, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-66

@inproceedings{hovell97_eurospeech,
  author={Simon Hovell},
  title={{The incorporation of path merging in a dynamic network recogniser}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={155--158},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-66},
  issn={1018-4074}
}