ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

Discriminative training of finite state decoding graphs

Shiuan-Sung Lin, François Yvon

Automatic Speech Recognition systems integrate three main knowledge sources: acoustic models, pronunciation dictionary and language models. In contrast to common practices, where each source is optimized independently, then combined in a finite-state search space, we investigate here a training procedure which attempts to adjust (some of) the parameters after, rather than before, combination. To this end, we adapted a discriminative training procedure originally devised for language models to the more general case of arbitrary finite-state graphs. Preliminary experiments performed on a simple name recognition task demonstrate the potential of this approach and suggest possible improvements.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-13

Cite as: Lin, S.-S., Yvon, F. (2005) Discriminative training of finite state decoding graphs. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 733-736, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-13

  author={Shiuan-Sung Lin and François Yvon},
  title={{Discriminative training of finite state decoding graphs}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},