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Automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems are highly sensitive to train-test domain mismatch. However, because transcription is often prohibitively expensive, it is important to be able to make use of available transcribed out-of-domain data. We address the problem of domain adaptation with semi-supervised training (SST). Contrary to work in in-domain SST, we find significant performance improvement even with just one hour of target-domain data—though, the selection of the data is critical.


We propose a CTC alignment-based single step non-autoregressive transformer (CASS-NAT) for speech recognition. Specifically, the CTC alignment contains the information of (a) the number of tokens for decoder input, and (b) the time span of acoustics for each token. The information are used to extract acoustic representation for each token in parallel, referred to as token-level acoustic embedding which substitutes the word embedding in autoregressive transformer (AT) to achieve parallel generation in decoder.


In this paper, we ask whether vocal source features (pitch, shimmer, jitter, etc) can improve the performance of automatic sung


Hypothesis-level combination between multiple models can often yield gains in speech recognition. However, all models in the ensemble are usually restricted to use the same audio segmentation times. This paper proposes to generalise hypothesis-level combination, allowing the use of different audio segmentation times between the models, by splitting and re-joining the hypothesised N-best lists in time. A hypothesis tree method is also proposed to distribute hypothesis posteriors among the constituent words, to facilitate such splitting when per-word scores are not available.


The purpose of this study is to detect the mismatch between text script and voice-over. For this, we present a novel utterance verification (UV) method, which calculates the degree of correspondence between a voice-over and the phoneme sequence of a script. We found that the phoneme recognition probabilities of exaggerated voice-overs decrease compared to ordinary utterances, but their rankings do not demonstrate any significant change.


Recently, there has been growth in providers of speech transcription services enabling others to leverage technology they would not normally be able to use. As a result, speech-enabled solutions have become commonplace. Their success critically relies on the quality, accuracy, and reliability of the underlying speech transcription systems. Those black box systems, however, offer limited means for quality control as only word sequences are typically available.