Computational Reduction in Keyword Spotting System Based on the Bucket Box Intersection (BBI) Algorithm

  • Published : 2000.06.01


Evaluating log-likelihood of Gaussian mixture density is major computational burden for the keyword spotting system using continuous HMM. In this paper, we employ the bucket box intersection (BBI) algorithm to reduce the computational complexity of keyword spotting. We make some modification in implementing BBI algorithm in order to increase the discrimination ability among the keyword models. According to our keyword spotting experiments, the modified BBI algorithm reduces 50% of log-likelihood computations without performance degradation, while the original BBI algorithm under the same condition reduces only 30% of log-likelihood computations.