Evaluation Of Unsupervised Models Using Minimal Pair ABX Measure

Y, Satya Dheeraj (2015) Evaluation Of Unsupervised Models Using Minimal Pair ABX Measure. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

The Minimal-Pair ABX (MP-ABX) task has been proposed as a method for evaluating speech features for zero resource (i.e only limited amount of labelled data) unsupervised speech technologies. MP-ABX task is an alternative to the phoneme word error rate,it is necessary to discriminate between the minimal pair of words from a language. We compared Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC) with modelling parameters of these MFCC's by using unsupervised generative models like Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) and Gaussian-Bernoulli Restricted Boltzmann Machine (GBRBM). In an MP-ABX task, the features (MFCC) a, b and x associated to three speech sounds, A, B and X are computed, where A and B are chosen to be minimally different words (e.g. dog vs doll) and X is linguistically identical to either A or B, although it can be indexically different (different talker or added noise). Then, one determines whether x is closer to a or b by computing Distance Time Wrapping algorithm (DTW) of the evaluated features. By repeating this on a representative set of A, B, X triplets, a measure of the discriminability of minimal pairs when coded with the tested featural representation is obtained. This evaluation metric is especially suitable for zero-resource settings

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gaussian Mixture Models, Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients, TD381
Subjects: Others > Electricity
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2015 07:39
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2015 07:39
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1677
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