THE RESEARCH PLAN
Objective: Explore the syllable as a fundamental unit of
representation. Gain an understanding of the benefits and
the difficulties of using syllables.
Approach: All research based on Entropic's HTK system,
using a limited set of recognition techniques:
Baselines: Use standard baseline systems, created prior to
the start of the workshop, to calibrate the performance of
syllable-based systems and to measure progress.
- Context Independent syllable models
- Bi-gram language model
- No cross-word modeling
- No speaker adaptation/MLLR
- No VTL normalization
- A context-independent (monophone) HMM system
- A context-dependent (word-internal triphone) HMM system