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Porting Decipher from English to Mandarin


M. Hwang, X. Lei, T. Ng, M. Ostendorf, A. Stolcke, W. Wang, J. Zheng and V. Gadde

speech recognition, Mandarin


This paper describes our efforts in porting the SRI Decipher English system into Mandarin for transcribing telephone conversations. This includes all aspects of the system: the pronunciation phone set and lexicon, word segmentation, pitch features, discriminatively trained acoustic models with parameter sharing determined by decision trees, and web-data augmented language models.

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