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A method and computer-readable medium use syllable-like units (SLUs) to decode a pronunciation into a phonetic description. The syllable-like units are generally larger than a single phoneme but smaller than a word. The present invention provides a means for defining these syllable-like units and for generating a language model based on these syllable-like units that can be used in the decoding process. As SLUs are longer than phonemes, they contain more acoustic contextual clues and better lexical constraints for speech recognition. Thus, the phoneme accuracy produced from SLU recognition is much better than all-phone sequence recognition.

Title
Method and apparatus for constructing and using syllable-like unit language models
Application Number
11/110602
Publication Number
7676365 (B2)
Application Date
April 20, 2005
Publication Date
March 9, 2010
Inventor
Rebecca C Weiss
Kirkland
WA, US
Fileno A Alleva
Redmond
WA, US
Mei Yuh Hwang
Sammamish
WA, US
Agent
Westerman Champlin & Kelly P A
Theodore M Magee
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G10L 15/06
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