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Direct sub-word confidence estimation with hidden-state conditional random fields

Seigel, MS and Woodland, PC (2014) Direct sub-word confidence estimation with hidden-state conditional random fields. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 2307-2311..

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The estimation of accurate confidence scores for sub-word-level units within automatic speech recognition (ASR) system transcriptions is investigated in this work. This is achieved through the application of linear-chain and hidden-state conditional random field (CRF) models to the task. A method for evaluating the significance of results quoted in terms of the normalised cross entropy (NCE) is also introduced. Instead of using sub-word-level information to improve wordlevel confidence scores, sub-word and word-level predictor features are combined to improve the accuracy of confidence scores in each sub-word being correct. The use of CRFs to model transitions between consecutive correct/incorrect sub-words yields large performance improvements. The scale of these gains is shown to increase further with the application of hidden-state CRFs. This is attributed to the fact that the hidden states make it possible for longer-span runs of consecutive correct/incorrect sub-words to be modelled, with these runs also not being constrained by word-level boundaries. © 2014 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div F > Machine Intelligence
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:01
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 06:59