Pub. online:1 Jan 2018Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 29, Issue 3 (2018), pp. 487–498
The problem of speech corpus for design of human-computer interfaces working in voice recognition and synthesis mode is investigated. Specific requirements of speech corpus for speech recognizers and synthesizers were accented. It has been discussed that in order to develop above mentioned speech corpus, it has to consist of two parts. One part of speech corpus should be presented for the needs of Lithuanian text-to-speech synthesizers, another part of speech corpus – for the needs of Lithuanian speech recognition engines. It has been determined that the part of speech corpus designed for speech recognition engines has to ensure the availability to present language specificity by the use of different sets of phonemes. According to the research results, the speech corpus Liepa, which consists of two parts, was developed. This speech corpus opens possibilities for cost-effective and flexible development of human-computer interfaces working in voice recognition and synthesis mode.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2007Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 18, Issue 3 (2007), pp. 395–406
This paper describes a framework for making up a set of syllables and phonemes that subsequently is used in the creation of acoustic models for continuous speech recognition of Lithuanian. The target is to discover a set of syllables and phonemes that is of utmost importance in speech recognition. This framework includes operations with lexicon, and transcriptions of records. To facilitate this work, additional programs have been developed that perform word syllabification, lexicon adjustment, etc. Series of experiments were done in order to establish the framework and model syllable- and phoneme-based speech recognition. Dominance of a syllable in lexicon has improved speech recognition results and encouraged us to move away from a strict definition of syllable, i.e., a syllable becomes a simple sub-word unit derived from a syllable. Two sets of syllables and phonemes and two types of lexicons have been developed and tested. The best recognition accuracy achieved 56.67% ±0.33. The speech recognition system is based on Hidden Markov Models (HMM). The continuous speech corpus LRN0 was used for the speech recognition experiments.