Speaker Dialect is a Necessary Feature to Model Perceptual Accent Adaptation in Humans

TitleSpeaker Dialect is a Necessary Feature to Model Perceptual Accent Adaptation in Humans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsTatman, R.
Journal4th Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop: NW-NLP 2016
Abstract

In accent adaptation–adjusting existing ASR to recognize novel accents–systems commonly make use of dialect labels. This project models parallel experimental behavioral data, where human listeners were trained to categorize speech sounds from a novel dialect. Explicitly including dialect information in the model allowed the classifier to better simulate the behavioral results.