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Unsupervised Word Segmentation from Speech with Attention

GODARD Pierre, BOITO Marcely Z., ONDEL Lucas, BERARD Alexandre, YVON Francois, VILLAVICENCIO Aline and BESACIER Laurent. Unsupervised Word Segmentation from Speech with Attention. In: Proceeding of Interspeech 2018. Hyderabad: International Speech Communication Association, 2018, pp. 2678-2682. ISSN 1990-9772. Available from: https://www.isca-speech.org/archive/Interspeech_2018/pdfs/1308.pdf
Czech title
Segmentace řeči na slova bez supervize s pozornostním modelem
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Godard Pierre (LIMSI)
Boito Marcely Z. (INRIA)
Ondel Lucas, Mgr. (DCGM FIT BUT)
Berard Alexandre (INRIA)
Yvon Francois (LIMSI)
Villavicencio Aline (UESSEX)
Besacier Laurent (UGA)
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Keywords

computational language documentation,encoder-decoder models, attentional models, unsupervised word segmentation.

Abstract

We present a first attempt to perform attentional word segmentation directly from the speech signal, with the final goal to automatically identify lexical units in a low-resource, unwritten language (UL). Our methodology assumes a pairing between recordings in the UL with translations in a well-resourced language. It uses Acoustic Unit Discovery (AUD) to convert speech into a sequence of pseudo-phones that is segmented using neural soft-alignments produced by a neural machine translation model. Evaluation uses an actual Bantu UL, Mboshi; comparisons to monolingual and bilingual baselines illustrate the potential of attentional word segmentation for language documentation.

Published
2018
Pages
2678-2682
Journal
Proceedings of Interspeech, vol. 2018, no. 9, ISSN 1990-9772
Proceedings
Proceeding of Interspeech 2018
Conference
19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), Hyderabad, India, IN
Publisher
International Speech Communication Association
Place
Hyderabad, IN
DOI
UT WoS
000465363900561
EID Scopus
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB12242,
   author = "Pierre Godard and Z. Marcely Boito and Lucas Ondel and Alexandre Berard and Francois Yvon and Aline Villavicencio and Laurent Besacier",
   title = "Unsupervised Word Segmentation from Speech with Attention",
   pages = "2678--2682",
   booktitle = "Proceeding of Interspeech 2018",
   journal = "Proceedings of Interspeech",
   volume = 2018,
   number = 9,
   year = 2018,
   location = "Hyderabad, IN",
   publisher = "International Speech Communication Association",
   ISSN = "1990-9772",
   doi = "10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1308",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/12242"
}
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