Assistance of Speech Recognition in Noisy Environment with Sentence Level Lip-Reading


Acoustic speech recognition, as a technique to decode text from a speech, receives a great success in recent years. The trained model of Ping An Technology (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd results in a word error rate (WER) of 8.4%, which shows competitive performance among popular business products. However, an assumption of the achievement is the quiet environment of the speech. In a noisy environment, the accuracy will decrease 10%–20%. For the improvement in such environment, a multi-modal biometric system integrating acoustic speech-recognition with sentence level lip-reading is designed. In several noisy situations, the 5.7% averaged word error rate (WER) of the results of our integrated system indicates a significant improvement to the pure acoustic speech-recognition system.

12th Chinese Conference on Biometric Recognition
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