One particular problem in large vocabulary continuous speech recognition for low-resourced languages is finding relevant training data for the statistical language models. Large amount of data is required, because models should estimate the probability for all possible word sequences. For Finnish, Estonian and the other fenno-ugric languages a special problem with the data is the huge amount of different word forms that are common in normal speech. The same problem exists also in other language technology applications such as machine translation, information retrieval, and in some extent also in other morphologically rich languages. In this paper we present methods and evaluations in four recent language modeling topics: selecting conversational data from the Internet, adapting models for foreign words, multi-domain and adapted neural network language modeling, and decoding with subword units. Our evaluations show that the same methods work in more than one language and that they scale down to smaller data resources.
|Julkaisu||LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION|
|Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä||10 helmikuuta 2016|
|DOI - pysyväislinkit|
|Tila||Julkaistu - joulukuuta 2017|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu|