DOI: 10.17586/2226-1494-2016-16-2-379-381


TWO-STEP ALGORITHM OF TRAINING INITIALIZATION FOR ACOUSTIC MODELS BASED ON DEEP NEURAL NETWORKS

I. P. Medennikov


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For citation: Medennikov I.P. Two-step algorithm of training initialization for acoustic models based on deep neural networks. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2016, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 379–381. doi:10.17586/2226-1494-2016-16-2-379-381

Abstract

This paper presents a two-step initialization algorithm for training of acoustic models based on deep neural networks. The algorithm is focused on reducing the impact of the non-speech segments on the acoustic model training. The idea of the proposed algorithm is to reduce the percentage of non-speech examples in the training set. Effectiveness evaluation of the algorithm has been carried out on the example of English spontaneous telephone speech recognition (Switchboard). The application of the proposed algorithm  has led to 3% relative word error rate reduction, compared with the training initialization by restricted Boltzmann machines. The results presented in the paper can be applied in the development of automatic speech recognition systems.


Keywords: automatic speech recognition, deep neural networks

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