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An Investigation Of Deep Neural Networks For Noise Robust Speech Recognition

Michael Seltzer, Dong Yu, and Yongqiang Wang

Abstract

Recently, a new acoustic model based on deep neural networks (DNN) has been introduced. While the DNN has generated signifi- cant improvements over GMM-based systems on several tasks, there has been no evaluation of the robustness of such systems to environ- mental distortion. In this paper, we investigate the noise robustness of DNN-based acoustic models and find that they can match state- of-the-art performance on the Aurora 4 task without any explicit noise compensation. This performance can be further improved by incorporating information about the environment into DNN training using a new method called noise-aware training. When combined with the recently proposed dropout training technique, a 7.5% rela- tive improvement over the previously best published result on this task is achieved using only a single decoding pass an

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Publication typeInproceedings
Published inICASSP 2013
PublisherIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
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