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Combining i-vector representation and structured neural networks for rapid adaptation

Wu, C and Karanasou, P and Gales, MJF (2016) Combining i-vector representation and structured neural networks for rapid adaptation. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 5000-5004..

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Abstract

© 2016 IEEE. Rapid adaptation of deep neural networks (DNNs) with limited unsupervised data remains a significant challenge. This paper investigates the combination of two schemes that have been proposed to address this problem: i-vector representations and multi-basis adaptive neural networks (MBANNs). Two approaches for combining these schemes together are described. The first uses i-vectors as one of the input features to the MBANN. The purpose is to combine the speaker representation of the i-vector with the network interpolation of the MBANN scheme. The second approach aims to reduce the computational cost, and improve the robustness to hypothesis errors, of the MBANN scheme. Here i-vectors are used to predict the interpolation weights of the MBANN scheme. This removes the need for an initial decoding pass, and alignment, which was previously used. These approaches are evaluated using acoustic and language models trained on a U.S. English Broadcast News (BN) transcription task. Two distinct sets of test data are examined. The first from the BN task, yields test data acoustically matched to the training data. The second, acoustically mismatched, set is from Youtube videos. The performance gains from these schemes is found to be sensitive to the level of mismatch between training and test.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Machine Intelligence
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:32
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 03:06
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