Paper: Distributed Listening: A Parallel Processing Approach to Automatic Speech Recognition

ACL ID P08-2044
Title Distributed Listening: A Parallel Processing Approach to Automatic Speech Recognition
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

While speech recognition systems have come a long way in the last thirty years, there is still room for improvement. Although readily available, these systems are sometimes inac- curate and insufficient. The research pre- sented here outlines a technique called Distributed Listening which demonstrates no- ticeable improvements to existing speech rec- ognition methods. The Distributed Listening architecture introduces the idea of multiple, parallel, yet physically separate automatic speech recognizers called listeners. Distrib- uted Listening also uses a piece of middleware called an interpreter. The interpreter resolves multiple interpretations using the Phrase Resolution Algorithm (PRA). These efforts work together to increase the accuracy of the transcription of spoken u...