ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

Bayesian methods for language verification

Eluned S. Parris, Harvey Lloyd-Thomas, Michael J. Carey, Jerry H. Wright

This paper describes a number of techniques for language verification based on acoustic processing and n-gram language modelling. A new technique is described which uses anti-models to model the general class of languages. These models are then used to normalise the acoustic score giving a 34% reduction in the error rate of the system. An approach to automatically generate discriminative subword strings for language verification is presented. The occurrence of recurrent strings are scored using a Poisson-based significance test. It is shown that when significant sub-strings do occur in the test material they are strong indicators of the target language occurring.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-42

Cite as: Parris, E.S., Lloyd-Thomas, H., Carey, M.J., Wright, J.H. (1997) Bayesian methods for language verification. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 59-62, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-42

@inproceedings{parris97_eurospeech,
  author={Eluned S. Parris and Harvey Lloyd-Thomas and Michael J. Carey and Jerry H. Wright},
  title={{Bayesian methods for language verification}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={59--62},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-42},
  issn={1018-4074}
}