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Poster
Phoneme Classification using Constrained Variational Gaussian Process Dynamical System
Hyunsin Park · Jongmin Kim · Sanghyuk Park · Sungrack Yun · Chang D. D Yoo

Tue Dec 04 07:00 PM -- 12:00 AM (PST) @ Harrah’s Special Events Center 2nd Floor #None

This paper describes a new acoustic model based on variational Gaussian process dynamical system (VGPDS) for phoneme classification. The proposed model overcomes the limitations of the classical HMM in modeling the real speech data, by adopting a nonlinear and nonparametric model. In our model, the GP prior on the dynamics function enables representing the complex dynamic structure of speech, while the GP prior on the emission function successfully models the global dependency over the observations. Additionally, we introduce variance constraint to the original VGPDS for mitigating sparse approximation error of the kernel matrix. The effectiveness of the proposed model is demonstrated with extensive experimental results including parameter estimation, classification performance on the synthetic and benchmark datasets.

Author Information

Hyunsin Park (KAIST)
Jongmin Kim (KAIST)
Sanghyuk Park (KAIST)
Sungrack Yun (KAIST)
Chang D. D Yoo (KAIST)

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