Paper: Progressive-Search Algorithms For Large-Vocabulary Speech Recognition

ACL ID H93-1017
Title Progressive-Search Algorithms For Large-Vocabulary Speech Recognition
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors

We describe a technique we call Progressive Search which is useful for developing and implementing speech recognition systems with high computational requirements. The scheme iteratively uses more and more complex recognition schemes, where each iteration constrains the search space of the next. An algorithm, the Forward-Backward Word-Life Algorithm, is described. It can generate a word lattice in a progressive search that would be used as a language model embedded in a succeeding recognition pass to reduce computation requirements. We show that speed-ups of more than an order of magnitude are achievable with only minor costs in accuracy.