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Title Designing a Speech Corpus for the Development and Evaluation of Dictation Systems in Latvian
Authors Mārcis Pinnis, Askars Salimbajevs and Ilze Auzina
Abstract In this paper the authors present a speech corpus designed and created for the development and evaluation of dictation systems in Latvian. The corpus consists of over nine hours of orthographically annotated speech from 30 different speakers. The corpus features spoken commands that are common for dictation systems for text editors. The corpus is evaluated in an automatic speech recognition scenario. Evaluation results in an ASR dictation scenario show that the addition of the corpus to the acoustic model training data in combination with language model adaptation allows to decrease the WER by up to relative 41.36% (or 16.83% in absolute numbers) compared to a baseline system without language model adaptation. Contribution of acoustic data augmentation is at relative 12.57% (or 3.43% absolute).
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Speech Recognition/Understanding, Voice Command and Control
Full paper Designing a Speech Corpus for the Development and Evaluation of Dictation Systems in Latvian
Bibtex @InProceedings{PINNIS16.479,
  author = {Mārcis Pinnis and Askars Salimbajevs and Ilze Auzina},
  title = {Designing a Speech Corpus for the Development and Evaluation of Dictation Systems in Latvian},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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