Zheng, J., & Stolcke, A. (2007, August). fMPE-MAP: improved discriminative adaptation for modeling new domains. In INTERSPEECH (pp. 1573-1576).
Maximum a posteriori (MAP) adaptation and its discriminative variants, such as MMI-MAP (maximum mutual information MAP) and MPE-MAP (minimum phone error MAP), have been widely applied to acoustic model adaptation. This paper introduces a new adaptation approach, fMPE-MAP, which is an extension to the original fMPE (feature minimum phone error) algorithm, with the enhanced ability in porting Gaussian models and fMPE transforms to a new domain. We applied this approach to the SRI-ICSI 2007 NIST meeting recognition system, for which we ported our conversational telephone speech (CTS) and broadcast news (BN) models to the meeting domain. Experiments showed that the proposed fMPE-MAP approach has comparable or better performance than simply training the fMPE transform on combined data, in addition to the obvious speed advantage. […]