In this paper, we propose novel techniques for feature parameter extraction based on MFCC and feature recognition using dynamic time warping algorithm for application in speaker-independent isolated digits recognition. Using the proposed Weighted MFCC (WMFCC), we achieve low computational overhead for the feature recognition stage since we use only 13 weighted MFCC coefficients instead of the conventional 39 MFCC coefficients including the delta and double delta features. In order to capture the trends or patterns that a feature sequence presents during the alignment process, we compute the local and global features using Improved Features for DTW algorithm (IFDTW), rather than using the pure feature values or their estimated derivatives. The experiments based on TI-Digits corpus demonstrate the effectiveness of proposed techniques leading to higher recognition accuracy of 98.13%.
In this paper, the performance of mUlti-taper spectral estimate is investigated relative to conventional single taper estimate for the application of emotion recognition from speech signals. Typically, a single taper/window helps in reducing bias of the estimate, but due to its high variance, the resulting spectral features tend to give poor recognition performance. The weighted averages of the multi-tapered uncorrelated eigen spectra results in more discriminative spectral features, thus increasing the overall performance. We demonstrate that the application of six Multi-peak mUlti-tapers with support vector machine results in 81 % classification accuracy on seven emotions from Berlin emotion database considering only spectral features, compared to 72% using conventional Hamming window method.
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