Asian Journal of Information Technology

Year: 2019
Volume: 18
Issue: 2
Page No. 49 - 56

Large Vocabulary Arabic Continuous Speech Recognition using Tied States Acoustic Models

Authors : Mona A. Azim, A. Aziz A. Hamid, Nagwa L. Badr and M.F. Tolba

Abstract: The Hidden Markov Model (HMM) lies at the heart of the modern speech recognition systems as it provides a simple, effective and straight forward frame work to model the time varying acoustic features of the speech signals. The basic process of building HMM based speech recognition systems is a straight forward process. Nevertheless, the proper parameter estimation of such models requires large training data. Therefore, parameter tying techniques were developed to reduce the parameters of HMMs without affecting the overall system performance. This study proposes an Arabic phonetic decision tree necessary to build Tied State tri-phone HMMs. Experimental results show promising word correctness when compared with both data driven tri-phone models and phoneme based models. The maximum word correctness achieved by the proposed approach was 95.13%. Whereas it reached 78.03 and 58.45% using data driven tri-phones and phoneme based HMMs, respectively, when tested on the same benchmark database.

How to cite this article:

Mona A. Azim, A. Aziz A. Hamid, Nagwa L. Badr and M.F. Tolba, 2019. Large Vocabulary Arabic Continuous Speech Recognition using Tied States Acoustic Models. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 18: 49-56.

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