A SYSTEM COMBINATION FOR MALAY BROADCAST NEWS TRANSCRIPTION
Keywords:System Combination, ROVER, Bahasa Malayu, Broadcast News
AbstractIn this paper, we propose a post decoding system combination approach for automatic transcribing Malay broadcast news. This approach combines the hypotheses produced by parallel automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems. Each ASR system uses different language models, one which is generic domain model and another is domain specific model. The main idea is to take advantage of different ASR knowledge to improve ASR decoding result. It uses the language score and time information to produce a 1-best lattice, and then rescore the 1-best lattice to get the most likely word sequence as the final output. The proposed approach was compared with conventional combination approach, the recognizer output voting error reduction (ROVER). Our proposed approach improved the word error rate (WER) from 33.9% to 30.6% with an average relative WER improvement of 9.74%, and it is better than the conventional ROVER approach.
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