Janus Recognition Toolkit
The Janus Recognition Toolkit (JRTk) is a general-purpose speech recognition toolkit useful for both research and application development and is part of the JANUS speech-to-speech translation system.
The JRTk provides a flexible Tcl/Tk script based environment which enables researchers to build state-of-the-art speech recognizers and allows them to develop, implement, and evaluate new methods. It implements an object oriented approach that unlike other toolkits is not a set of libraries and precompiled modules but a programmable shell with transparent, yet efficient objects.
Since version 5 JRTk features the IBIS decoder, a one-pass decoder that is based on a re-entrant single pronunciation prefix tree and makes use of the concept of linguistic context polymorphism. It is therefore able to incorporate full linguistic knowledge at an early stage. It is possible to decode in one pass, using the same engine in combination with a statistical n-gram language model as well as context- free grammars. It is also possible to use the decoder to rescore lattices in a very efficient way.
JRTk features state-of-the art techniques for pre-processing, acoustic modeling, and search.
- Processing of various, frequent audio formats
- Flexible short-term fourier analysis
- Flexibly configurable Mel-frequency scaled cepstral coefficients calculation
- Minimimum variance distortion response processing
- LPC processing
- Mean and variance normalization
- EM Training, label training, Viterbi training
- incremental growing of Gaussians
- Semi-tied covariances
- MMIE training, bMMIE training
- Speaker adaptive training
- Single pass decoder
- Flexible language model interface for n-gram language models and grammars
- lattice generation and manipulation
- lattice rescoring
- consensus decoding
- confusion network combination
|A One Pass-Decoder Based On Polymorphic Linguistic Context Assignment
Hagen Soltau, Florian Metze, Christian Fügen, Alex Waibel
Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop 2001, ASRU 2001, Trento, Italy, 25. October 2011
|JANUS 93: Towards Spontaneous Speech Translation
Monika Woszczyna, N. Aoki-Waibel, Finn Dag Buø, Noah Coccaro, Keiko Horiguchi, Thomas Kemp, Alon Lavie, Arthur McNair, Thomas Polzin, Ivica Rogina, Carolyn Rose, Tanja Schultz, Bernhard Suhm, M. Tomita, Alex Waibel
International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing 1994, ICASSP 1994, Adelaide, Australia, 01. April 1994