Patent Number: 9,384,730

Title: Pronunciation accuracy in speech recognition

Abstract: A reading accuracy-improving system includes: a reading conversion unit for retrieving a plurality of candidate word strings from speech recognition results to determine the reading of each candidate word string; a reading score calculating unit for determining the speech recognition score for each of one or more candidate word strings with the same reading to determine a reading score; and a candidate word string selection unit for selecting a candidate to output from the plurality of candidate word strings on the basis of the reading score and speech recognition score corresponding to each candidate word string.

Inventors: Kurata; Gakuto (Tokyo, JP), Nishimura; Masafumi (Yokohama, JP), Tachibana; Ryuki (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G10L 15/08 (20060101); G10L 15/04 (20130101); G10L 15/18 (20130101); G10L 15/00 (20130101); G10L 15/187 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-05 0:00:00