Emulating Temporal Receptive Fields of Auditory Mid-Brain Neurons for Automatic Speech Recognition

This paper proposes modifications to the Multi-resolution RASTA (MRASTA) feature extraction technique for the automatic speech recognition (ASR). By emulating asymmetries of the temporal receptive field (TRF) profiles of auditory mid-brain neurons, we obtain more than $13\%$ relative improvement in word error rate on OGI-Digits database. Experiments on TIMIT database confirm that proposed modifications are indeed useful.

Year:
2008
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IDIAP
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