Paper: Speech Recognition Using A Stochastic Language Model Integrating Local And Global Constraints

ACL ID H94-1015
Title Speech Recognition Using A Stochastic Language Model Integrating Local And Global Constraints
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

In this paper, we propose a new stochastic language model that integrates local and global constraints effectively and describe a speechrecognition system basedon it. Theproposedlanguagemodel uses the dependencies within adjacent words as local constraints in the same way as conventional word N-gram models. To capture the global constraints between non-contiguous words, we take into account the sequence of the function words and that of the content words which are expected to represent, respectively, the syntactic and semantic relationships between words. Furthermore, we show that assuming an independence between local- and global constraints, the number of parameters to be estimated and stored is greatly reduced. The proposed language model is incorporated into a speech recog- nizer based...