Multi-Task Feature Learning for Low-Resource Query-by-Example Spoken Term Detection

Multi-Task Feature Learning for Low-Resource Query-by-Example Spoken Term Detection
Title:
Multi-Task Feature Learning for Low-Resource Query-by-Example Spoken Term Detection
Other Titles:
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
DOI:
10.1109/JSTSP.2017.2764270
Publication Date:
18 October 2017
Citation:
H. Chen, C.-C. Leung, L. Xie, B. Ma, and H. Li, “Multitask Feature Learning for Low-Resource Query-by-Example Spoken Term Detection,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 11, no. 8, 2017.
Abstract:
We propose a novel technique that learns a low-dimensional feature representation from unlabeled data of a target language, and labeled data from a non-target language. The technique is studied as a solution to query-by-example spoken term detection for a low-resource language. We extract low-dimensional features from a bottle-neck layer of a multi-task deep neural network, which is jointly trained with speech data from the low-resource target language and resource-rich non-target language. The proposed feature learning technique aims to extract acoustic features that offer phonetic discriminability. It explores a new way of leveraging cross-lingual speech data to overcome the resource limitation in the target language. We conduct query-by-example spoken term detection (QbE-STD) experiments using the dynamic time warping distance of the multi-task bottle-neck features between the query and the search database. The QbE-STD process does not rely on an automatic speech recognition pipeline of the target language. We validate the effectiveness of multi-task feature learning through a series of comparative experiments.
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PublisherCopyrights
Funding Info:
The Chinese Scholarship Council (No. 201606291069) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61571363).
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ISSN:
1941-0484
1932-4553
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