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Vaněk Jan and Psutka Josef V. and Zelinka Jan and Pražák Aleš and Psutka Josef : Discriminative training of gender-dependent acoustic models . Text, Speech and Dialogue, p. 331-338, Springer, Plzeň, 2009.

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The main goal of this paper is to explore the methods of gender-dependent acoustic modeling that would take the possibly of imperfect function of a gender detector into consideration. Such methods will be beneficial in real-time recognition tasks (eg. real-time subtitling of meetings) when the automatic gender detection is delayed or incorrect. The goal is to minimize an impact to the correct function of the recognizer. The paper also describes a technique of unsupervised splitting of training data, which can improve gender-dependent acoustic models trained on the basis of manual markers (male/female). The idea of this approach is grounded on the fact that a significant amount of "masculine" female and "feminine" male voices occurring in training corpora and also on frequent errors in manual markers.

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Title: Discriminative training of gender-dependent acoustic models
Author: Vaněk Jan ; Psutka Josef V. ; Zelinka Jan ; Pražák Aleš ; Psutka Josef
Language: English
Date of publication: 17 Sep 2009
Year: 2009
Type of publication: Papers in proceedings of reviewed conferences
Title of journal or book: Text, Speech and Dialogue
Page: 331 - 338
ISBN: 978-3-642-04207-2
Publisher: Springer
Address: Plzeň
2011-03-15 16:21:46 / 2012-02-17 11:22:24 / 1


acoustic modeling, HMM, discriminative training, gender-dependent models


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