rescore-decipher [ -bytelog ] [ -nodecipherlm ] [ -multiwords ] \ [ -multi-char C ] [ -pretty mapfile ] \ [ -ngram-tool program ][ -filter command ] \ [ -norescore ] [ -lm-only ] [ -count-oovs ] [ -limit-vocab ] \ [ -vocab-aliases mapfile ] [ -fast ] \ nbest-file-list score-dir -lm ... lm-options ... rescore-acoustic old-nbest-dir|old-file-list old-ac-weight \ new-score-dir1 new-ac-weight1 ... new-nbest-dir [ max-nbest ] rescore-reweight [ -multiwords ] [ -multi-char C ] score-dir|file-list \ [ lmw [ wtw [ score-dir1 score-weight1 ... ] [ max-nbest ]]] rescore-minimize-wer score-dir [ lmw [ wtw [ max-nbest ]]] nbest2-to-nbest1 [ nbest-file ] nbest-rover [ sentid-list | - ] control-file \ [ posterior-file [ nbest-lattice-options ] ] combine-rover-controls [ lambda=weights ] rover-control [ ... ] nbest-posteriors [ weight=W ] [ lmw=lmw ] [ wtw=wtw ] [ postscale=S ] \ [ max_nbest=M ] nbest-file merge-nbest [ multiwords=1 ] [ multichar=C ] [ nopauses=1 ] \ [ max_nbest=M ] nbest-file ... nbest-vocab [ nbest-list ... ] nbest-error score-dir|file-list refs [ nbest-lattice-option ... ] sentid-to-sclite hyps sentid-to-ctm hyps fix-ctm ctmfile compute-sclite -r refs -h hyps [ -h hyps ... ] [ -S subset ... ] \ [ -multiwords|-M ] [ -noperiods ] [ -R ] [ -g glmfile ] [ -H ] \ [ -v ] [ sclite-options ...] compare-sclite -r refs -h1 hyps1 -h2 hyps2 [ -S subset ] \ [ compute-sclite-options ... ]
rescore-decipher applies a language model implemented by ngram(1) to the N-best lists listed in nbest-file-list. The N-best files may be in compressed format. The rescored N-best lists are stored in directory score-dir. All following arguments are passed to ngram(1) and are used to control the language model. The following options are handled by rescore-decipher itself:
rescore-acoustic replaces the acoustic scores in a set of N-best lists by a weighted combination of new scores. The old N-best lists are given by either a directory old-score-dir or a filelist old-file-list; old-ac-weight is the weight given to the old scores. Directories containing the new scores are listed alternating with the corresponding weights; each score directory must contain one file per waveform segment, each having the same file basenames as the original N-best lists. The new scores should appear in a single column per file, one per line. The N-best lists containing the new combined acoustic scores are written to new-nbest-dir. The optional max-nbest argument can be used to limit the length of the N-best lists output. Also, When a new score file is encountered containing fewer than max-nbest lines, the missing scores are set to the lowest score encountered so far.
rescore-reweight combines the scores in N-best lists with a set of weights and outputs the 1-best hypotheses. The N-best files are found in directory score-dir or listed in file-list. Optional arguments set the language model weight lmw (default 8), the word transition weight wtw (default 0), and the maximum number max-nbest of hypotheses to consider (default all). Optionally, any number of additional score directories and associated weights score-dir1 score-weight1 score-dir2 score-weight2 ... can be specified, following the wtw parameter. These additional scores are combined with those contained in the N-best lists themselves as in rescore-acoustic (using unit weight for the original acoustic scores). The -multiwords and -multi-char options have the same function as for rescore-decipher. The output format for 1-best hypotheses is
sentid w1 w2 ...where sentid is the sentence ID derived from the N-best filename, followed by the words.
rescore-minimize-wer is similar to rescore-reweight but picks hypotheses using the word error minimization algorithm of nbest-lattice(1).
nbest2-to-nbest1 converts an N-best list in ``NBestList2.0'' format to ``NBestlist1.0'', for the benefit of programs that have not yet been updated to deal with the new format.
nbest-rover combines hypotheses from multiple N-best lists at the word level, by performing the same kind of word error minimization as nbest-lattice(1), in a generalization of the ROVER algorithm. sentid-list is a file listing sentence IDs. These must match the filenames in a set of N-best directories, which are specified in a control-file. The format for the latter is
dir1 lmw1 wtw1 w1 [n1 [s1]] dir2 lmw2 wtw2 w2 [n2 [s2]] ...Each line specifies an N-best directory, the language model and word transition weights to be used in score combination, and a weight to be applied to the posterior probabilities. An optional next-to-last parameter for each N-best list allows the lists to be truncated to the top n1, n2, etc., hypotheses. The final optional parameter sets the posterior distribution scaling factor, which defaults to the language model weight. Optionally, control-file can also contain lines of the form dir w + These indicate that additional score files can be found in directory dir and that the scores found therein should be added to the following N-best list set with weight w. Several lines of this form may occur preceding a regular N-best directory specification; the corresponding additive combination of multiple scores is performed.
combine-rover-controls takes one or more nbest-rover control files as arguments and outputs a new control file that specifies the combination of the input files. Each input system is given equal weight. Directory names in the input files are adjusted to reflect the relative location of the input files. The optional lambda= argument may be used to specify a space-separated list of system weights; the default weights are uniform.
nbest-posteriors rescales the scores in an N-best list to reflect (weighted) posterior probabilities. The output is the same N-best list with acoustic scores set to the log (base 10) of the posterior hyp probabilities and LM scores set to zero. postscale=S attenuates the posterior distribution by dividing combined log scores by S (the default is S=lmw). If weight=W is specified the posteriors are multiplied by W. max_nbest=M limits the number of hypotheses used to the top M. This script is used mostly as a helper in nbest-rover.
merge-nbest merges hypotheses from one or more N-best lists into a single list, collapsing hypotheses that occur in more than one input list. If all input lists use the same nbest-format(5) then the output will also be in that format and contain the information from the first list in which a hypothesis was encountered. Otherwise, the output will be in SRI Decipher(TM) NBestList1.0 format and contain acoustic scores and word strings only. The max_nbest=M option limits input to the first M hypotheses from each input list. multiwords=1 merges hypotheses that are identical after resolving multiwords, with multichar=C defining a non-default multiword separator character. nopauses=1 merges hypotheses that are identical after removal of pause words.
nbest-vocab outputs the vocabulary used in a set of N-best lists. (The N-best files cannot be compressed, but may be concatenated and supplied via stdin.)
nbest-error computes the overall oracle word error rate of a set of N-best lists in directory score-dir or listed in file-list. The reference answers are given in refs in the format output by rescore-reweight (see above). Additional arguments are passed to the underlying invocation of nbest-lattice(1), and can be used to limit the depth of the N-best list, compute lattice error rather than N-best error, etc.
sentid-to-sclite converts 1-best hypotheses and references in the format used here to the ``trn'' format expected by the NIST sclite(1) scoring software.
sentid-to-ctm converts 1-best hypotheses and references in the format used here to NIST ctm(5) format. The script relies on an encoding of conversation IDs, channel, and utterance time marks in the sentence IDs and may need adjustment to local conventions.
fix-ctm converts output produced by the -output-ctm option of nbest-lattice(1) and lattice-tool(1) to a format suitable for scoring with NIST sclite(1). It, too, relies on information encoded in the sentids IDs and may need adjustments.
compute-sclite is a wrapper around the NIST sclite(1) scoring tool. refs and hyps are the reference and hypothesized transcripts, respectively. The refs file can be either in "sentid" format or in stm(5) format. In the latter case, hyps will be converted to ctm(5) format using the sentid-to-ctm helper script. The hyps file can be either in "sentid" format or in ctm(5) format. More than one -h option can be given to combine the contents of multiple hypotheses files. Optionally, -S specifies a sorted list of sentence IDs subset to score. Multiple -S options may be given, to form the intersection of several subsets. -multiwords or -M splits ``multiwords'' joined by underscores into their component words prior to scoring. -noperiods deletes periods from the hypotheses prior to scoring (typically used to bridge different conventions for spelled letters). -R preserves reject words in the hypotheses for scoring (as appropriate if references also contain rejects). -g glmfile enables filtering of references and hypotheses by the NIST csrfilt.sh script, controlled by the filter file glmfile (this is only possible with an stm reference file). In that case, the -H option causes hesitations (as defined by the filter) to be deleted from the output for scoring purposes. -v displays the complete command used to invoke sclite. Any additional options are passed to sclite, e.g., to control its output actions or alignment mode.
compare-sclite scores two sets of hypotheses hyps1 and hyps2 for the same test set and computes in how many cases the first or second set had lower word error. The remaining options are as for compute-sclite. The script ignores hypotheses for sentence that do not appear in both hypothesis files, to ensure comparable scoring results.
rescore-decipher -pretty may not work correctly with the -limit-vocab option if the word mapping adds to the vocabulary subset used in the N-best lists.