Wednesday September 14, 2016

Microsoft Researchers Achieve Speech Recognition Milestone

According to Microsoft, scientists at Microsoft Research have achieved the world's lowest error rate for speech recognition with a word error rate of just 6.3%.

In a research paper published Tuesday, the scientists said: "Our best single system achieves an error rate of 6.9% on the NIST 2000 Switchboard set. We believe this is the best performance reported to date for a recognition system not based on system combination. An ensemble of acoustic models advances the state of the art to 6.3% on the Switchboard test data."