A Combination of Maximum Likelihood Bayesian Framework and Discriminative Linear Transforms for Speaker Adaptation

Provided by: International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering
Topic: Enterprise Software
Format: PDF
Linear transforms are one of the most commonly used methods to speaker adaptation. In this paper, the authors present a combinational method of Bayesian framework and maximum likelihood linear regression as well as discriminative method for speaker adaptation. Furthermore significant gains can be obtained using discriminative training for acoustic models. Experiments on supervised adaptation on Persian data show that the combinational method outperforms both Maximum likelihood linear regression and Bayesian framework. Also the proposed method with discriminative adaptation outperforms previously proposed methods for transform estimation and discriminative training outperforms ML training.

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