Telephone Speech Recognition Applications at IRST

D. Falavigna, R. Gretter

Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, 38050 Povo di Trento (Italy)

To be presented at

4th IEEE workshop on Interactive Voice Technology

for Telecommunications Applications

Torino, Italy, 29-30 September 1998


This paper presents work performed at IRST on automatic telephone speech recognition. The work focuses on development and installation of some systems that allow delivery of automatic services over the telephone. In particular, both a collect call service, for continuous digit recognition, and a voice dialing by name system will be described. Both systems use phone-like units, first trained on wideband databases and then refined on telephone speech material collected at IRST. For each application, a test database was collected on field, on which results are given. A comparison between some techniques for increasing robustness with respect to channel and noise effects is included. Finally, research activities aimed at developing dialogue models will be summarized.

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