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Boosting of contextual information in ASR for air-traffic call-sign recognition
Type of publication: Conference paper
Citation: Kocour_INTERSPEECH2021_2021
Booktitle: Interspeech 2021
Year: 2021
Month: August
Abstract: Contextual adaptation of ASR can be very beneficial for multi-accent and often noisy Air-Traffic Control (ATC) speech. Our focus is call-sign recognition, which can be used to track conversations of ATC operators with individual airplanes. We developed a two-stage boosting strategy, consisting of HCLG boosting and Lattice boosting. Both are implemented as WFST compositions and the contextual information is specific to each utterance. In HCLG boosting we give score discounts to individual words, while in Lattice boosting the score discounts are given to word sequences. The context data have origin in the surveillance database of OpenSky Network. From this, we obtain lists of call-signs that are made more likely to appear in the best hypothesis of ASR. This also improves the accuracy of the NLU module that recognizes the call-signs from the best hypothesis of ASR. As part of ATCO2 project, we collected liveatc_test_set2. The boosting of call-signs leads to 4.7% absolute WER improvement and 27.1% absolute increase of Call-Sign recognition Accuracy (CSA). Our best result of 82.9% CSA is quite good, given that the data is noisy, and WER 28.4% is relatively high. We believe there is still room for improvement.
Keywords: Automatic Speech Recognition, Call-sign Detection, Call-sign Recognition, Contextual Adaptation, OpenSky Network
Projects Idiap
EC H2020- ATCO2
Authors Kocour, Martin
Vesely, Karel
Alexander, Blatt
Juan, Zuluaga-Gomez.
Szoke, Igor
Cernocky, Jan
Klakow, Dietrich
Motlicek, Petr
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