Speaker Dialect is a Necessary Feature to Model Perceptual Accent Adaptation in Humans
|Title||Speaker Dialect is a Necessary Feature to Model Perceptual Accent Adaptation in Humans|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Journal||4th Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop: NW-NLP 2016|
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.