Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

A Novel Learning Method for Hidden Markov Models in Speech and Audio Processing

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Xiaodong He ; Microsoft Res., Redmond, WA ; Li Deng ; Wu Chou

In recent years, various discriminative learning techniques for HMMs have consistently yielded significant benefits in speech recognition. In this paper, we present a novel optimization technique using the minimum classification error (MCE) criterion to optimize the HMM parameters. Unlike maximum mutual information training where an extended Baum-Welch (EBW) algorithm exists to optimize its objective function, for MCE training the original EBW algorithm cannot be directly applied. In this work, we extend the original EBW algorithm and derive a novel method for MCE-based model parameter estimation. Compared with conventional gradient descent methods for MCE learning, the proposed method gives a solid theoretical basis, stable convergence, and it is well suited for the large-scale batch-mode training process essential in large-scale speech recognition and other pattern recognition applications. Evaluation experiments, including model training and speech recognition, are reported on both a small vocabulary task (TI-digits) and a large vocabulary task (WSJ), where the effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated. We expect new future applications and success of this novel learning method in general pattern recognition and multimedia processing, in addition to speech and audio processing applications we present in this paper

Published in:

Multimedia Signal Processing, 2006 IEEE 8th Workshop on

Date of Conference:

3-6 Oct. 2006

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.