RESPITE: Reports:Annual Report 2001

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REcognition of Speech by Partial Information TEchniques

Annual Report 2001

Performance degradation in noisy, real-world environments is probably the most significant factor limiting take-up of Automatic Speech Recognition technology. RESPITE is researching two related approaches to improving recogniser robustness. `Missing data recognition' focuses on those spectral-temporal regions which are uncorrupted by other sound sources. `Multistream recognition' combines information from several independent analyses. RESPITE is targeting in-car applications.