Extended VTS for noise-robust speech recognition

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Extended VTS for noise-robust speech recognition
Model compensation is a standard way of improving the robustness of speech recognition systems to noise. A number of popular schemes are based on vector Taylor series (vts) compensation, which uses a linear approximation to represent the influence of noise on the clean speech. To compensate the dynamic parameters, the continuous time approximation is often used. This approximation uses a point estimate of the gradient, which fails to take into account that dynamic coefficients are a function of a number of consecutive static coefficients. In this paper, the accuracy of dynamic parameter compensation is improved by representing the dynamic features as a linear transformation of a window of static features. A modified version of vts compensation is applied to the distribution of the window of static features and, importantly, their correlations. These compensated distributions are then transformed to distributions over standard static and dynamic features. With this improved approximati...
Rogier C. van Dalen, Mark J. F. Gales
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Updated 21 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors Rogier C. van Dalen, Mark J. F. Gales
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