Paper: Microphone Arrays And Neural Networks For Robust Speech Recognition

ACL ID H94-1068
Title Microphone Arrays And Neural Networks For Robust Speech Recognition
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

This paper explores use of synergistically-integrated systems of microphone arrays and neural networks for robust speech recognition in variable acoustic environments, where the user must not be encumbered by microphone equipment. Existing speech recognizers work best for "high-quality close-talking speech". Performance of these recognizers is typically de- graded by environmental interference and mismatch in train- ing conditions and testing conditions. It is found that use of microphone arrays and neural network processors can elevate the recognition performance of existing speech recognizers in an adverse acoustic environment, thus avoiding the need to retrain the recognizer, a complex and tedious task. We also present results showing that a system of microphone arrays and neural networ...