ISSUES IN RECOGNITION OF SPANISH-ACCENTED SPONTANEOUS ENGLISH

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“ISSUES IN RECOGNITION OF SPANISH-ACCENTED SPONTANEOUS ENGLISH” by A. Ikeno, B. Pellom, D. Cer, A. Thornton, J. M. Brenier, D. Jurafsky, W. Ward, and W. Byrne. In Proceedings of the ISCA and IEEE workshop on Spontaneous Speech Processing and Recognition, (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan), 2003, {ISCA} and {IEEE}.

Abstract

We describe a recognition experiment and two analytic experiments on a database of strongly Hispanic-accented English. We show the crucial importance of training on the Hispanic-accented data for acoustic model performance, and describe the tendency of Spanish-accented speakers to use longer, and presumably less-reduced, schwa vowels than native-English speakers.

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BibTeX entry:

@inproceedings{hispengl_ssp2003,
   author = {A. Ikeno and B. Pellom and D. Cer and A. Thornton and J. M.
	Brenier and D. Jurafsky and W. Ward and W. Byrne},
   title = {ISSUES IN RECOGNITION OF {S}PANISH-ACCENTED SPONTANEOUS {E}NGLISH},
   booktitle = {Proceedings of the {ISCA} and {IEEE} workshop on
	Spontaneous Speech Processing and Recognition},
   pages = {(4 pages)},
   address = {Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan},
   year = {2003},
   organization = {{ISCA} and {IEEE}}
}

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