Does anybody know a simple way to recognize vowels from MFCCs? (not words, just phonemes: a,e,i,o,u).
I heard this is a vastly known problem in DSP with several solutions like SVM, GMM and cosine distance. I tried this last method using a good audio processing library and a representative training set, but seems that my classification work is not giving good results.
In a gisp what I'm doing is this: given a set of recordings belonging to the same phoneme, I'm taking the average of the frames of all the recordings to create a feature vector of 13 entries. Later I'm applying a normalized dot product with the testing vector to find the cosine distance.
I also read this thread but they make emphasis in the problem of recognizing a sequence of phonemes via DTW, not in the previous vector's classification problem.
Are LPC a better approach? I mean, the formant position are known a priori...
Thanks in advance!
Ok, I'm gonna change the question. The method in essence works (after implemented it), it recognizes when I say A,E,I,O,U. The problem is that it doesn't identify when the phoneme is NOT a vowel (e.g. consonants, transient noises). Is there a method that allows to distinguish vowels from other sounds?? Perhaps the MFCCs are good, due that they get the timbre properties, but the cosine classifier is not the best solution. Anyone? please