I have a set of audio files which contain a word each one, and I'd want to be able to compare a new word (coming from a smartphone mic) to check if it resembles to a specific file and how much it resembles to that audio file. I don't need to know which word it is, or doing a STT system, actually, just checking how similar two words are. The words may come from different speakers, male, female, old people, kids, even non-speakers for a specific language.
Now, the question is, which should be the processes to do something quite simple? I've been reading about MFCC, DTW and I can ensure I understand little to nothing about how I should proceed. I'd need to create an algorithm to match those words, but I have not a single clue on how to proceed after the "Conception steps".
I have, however, tried an Android library called Musicg, which should compare sounds based on:
- A frequency range for the whole sound
- An intensity range for the whole sound
- A standard deviation range (yes, for the whole sound)
- A High pass and low pass limits
- Range of times the sound crosses the "zero" line
But I am pretty sure this might not be enough to make sure two sounds are similar or different. The examples they handle are only onomatopoeii, (for those who code, here's an example to detect Claps).
Now, the question. Is there a magic algorithm that does all the heavy work of comparing two audios from different speakers that is able to give a similarity score? If so, can you put me back to the tracks with a simple (well, as simple as it can be, of course) example, please?
Bonus track: Is any of the algorithms able to do the processing with precomputed values from the set of audio files?