Questions tagged [speech-recognition]

Speech recognition is the process of converting the spoken word to text, usually without regard to a particular speaker (which is more commonly referred to as "voice recognition").

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Gaussian Mixture Model-UBM based for image recognition

Scenario: Open set recognition: Unknown individuals may appear on scene (CCTV). Gallery = 10 individuals with a mug-shot image per individual. Approach: Gaussian Mixture Model-UBM based Use video ...
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Amount of delay in audio signals which are echos of the original audio signal

Could you please inform me, in simulations and also in practical cases how much is delay in audio signals which are echos of the original audio signal (I mean the reference assumption in the ...
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SNR estimation in segmented speech signals

I was called to estimate the signal-to-noise ratio in a collection of recordings that were manually annotated, meaning that the speech and noise segments are known. The noise is uncorrelated with ...
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Fine-grained evaluation of speech recognition results

I know that usually ASR systems are evaluated using WER (word error rate), and I was wondering if it makes sense to use a more fine grained approach. E.g. transforming both the ASR hypothesis and the ...
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How to build a simple model for voice-controlled system?

I want to build a speaker independent voice-controlled system. If I ask 10 people to say one unique word(for example"hello"), and record their voice and do LPC(linear predicting coding) upon them, I ...
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Training and testing set for speech recognition

I am the moment looking for a dataset similar to the caltech 101, but in this case for different phrases, words and so on... In general just words. Does someone know if such dataset exist, or I have ...
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Why discrete cosine transform may not maintain locality

In paper Convolutional neural network for speech recognition, they say I didn't understand the highlighted sentence.
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Matching LPC frequency response to raw sample data frequency response

Background: The intention is feature/formant extraction from speech input. I have used an FFT on raw samples in the past and have done simple peak picking from a weighted average of frequencies over ...
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How to do continuous signal processing (i.e without windowing)?

I'm working in speech recognition research, and I wonder if there is a way to analyse sound just like how ears do (i.e. without windowing), so for example to take some feature continuously with an ...
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What does the output of Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) represents in a HMM-GMM based speech recognition application?

Till now I know that- first the speech is converted frames and feature vectors are calculated for each frame using MFCC. And while training the Acoustic model- HMM model is generate for each phoneme ...
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Speech corpora for VAD

I'm doing a student research project connected with VAD. And I want to find speech corpora with added noise. I found many references to the NIST Speaker Recognition Corpora. But unfortunately, all ...
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Help using vector quantization

I have a sample signal, and I computed MFCC using this code.Now I have an array of 1225x12 size, where there are 12 coefficients for 1225 frames. Now I want to test another signal against this sample, ...
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Speech recognition using MFCC and DTW(Dynamic Time Warping)?

I know basics about DSP, and now trying to complete a project on Speech recognition. So I read as many resources as I found, and got some ideas. They are like: take a sample sound and break it into ...
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How to average MFCCs from different speakers saying the same word?

I am trying to create a simple recognition system. i have recordings of several speakers saying the same word, let's say "west". I compute the MFCC feature vectors of word "west" from each speaker. If ...
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Discrimiation between human speech and computer generated one

I'm currently working on voice activity detection (VAD) theme and I just started to wonder - if computer generated speech (as when using voice generators) can be discriminated from human speech with ...
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HMM-based speech recognition/synthesis: state representation of monophones and triphones

In literature, a monophone is represented with 3 states. When doing context dependent clustering, 3 states are used to represent a triphone. Why is the triphone represented with 3 states and not 5? ...
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Effect of redundant training data in HMM-based speech recognizer/synthesizer?

How are redundant training data handled during the training stage? For example, assume we have one observation for phone $\theta$ in the training set. Then the training (for a monophone) is done ...
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Quick question about difference between two implementations of MFCC

I'm trying to learn more about voice recognition, and I was looking this library here and noticed there were two implementations of MFCC (one called mfcc and another called mfcc2). I ran both of these ...
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Why are the observation features of an HMM-based recognition/synthesis system modeled by a Gaussian distribution?

Why are the observation features (namely MFCCs) of an HMM-based recognition/synthesis system modeled by a Gaussian distribution? Even the state duration is modeled by a Gaussian in this paper: K. ...
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What are good estimates for phonemes length?

I am working in a phoneme recognition project, the language that I am using is "English". I have a tool that converts each written phrase in phonemes. Also I have an estimation of the time length of ...
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Butterworth filter for signal processing

I have a school project to be able to move a wheelchair according to user instruction. I am currently starting my project by using MATLAB and I have acquire several data for the training purpose. I am ...
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Word recognition with MSP430

In my DSP class at my university I have to create a simple word recognition system using the MSP430. Basically the board just needs to turn on and off an led at the commands "On" and "Off". My ...
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MFCC coefficients

I have read this, this, this, this and this as a reference for computing the MFCC for a given wave file. Although, I am sure the values look wrong. In short I followed the procedure in link 5. <...
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Averaging Different Length Speech Signal

I have around 10 wav audio files all containing same word spoken i.e. 'Hello' but all having different length. So lets say 1st file when loaded consist of 20000 samples, 2nd of 15000, 3rd of 18000 ...
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Role of HMM in speech recognition [duplicate]

What exactly hidden markov model does in speech recognition process? I read it is the representation of phonemes as states? What exactly is a state? Any detail article on HMM role in speech ...
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Unique feature value for each phoneme

I'm working in a speech recognition project for the university. I'm using the TIMIT dataset and pylearn2 as machine learning library. The project need to be simple, and it doesn't have to follow the ...
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Matching two video conversations

I have two video where two person having conversation. They begin recording different times. I want to match these two videos' frame numbers, i.e. By matching audio. How can I do that?
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In speech recognition applications, how are different voice amplitudes handled? (i.e loud vs. quiet tones)

I am doing some research related to real-time voice/hotword recognition engines. In most current implementations, input is divided into frames (overlapping or not), and audio features are extracted ...
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Improve performance of speech recognition

Could anyone recommend good speech pre-processing/filtering algorithms/methods that would improve the performance of my speech recognition. I have been primarily been doing image processing related ...
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How to emulate human sound recognition

A person can recognise a large variety of sounds and fairly subtle differences in sound, even if they have only heard the sound once. Is it possible to recreate this with software, and how? ...
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Ways to identify if music has vocal timbres in it?

The human voice is singular because it has a specific frequency spectrum and fast transitions between vowels and consonants. What are good and computationally fast ways to detect if there is probably ...
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Data representations for speech data

I'm interesting in knowing more about different kinds of data representations that are used for speech data. I know of FFT, but not any others. More precisely, I have the 3 following questions. What ...
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Problem in reading speech waveforms

I have two waveforms, and I'm not sure which of them is for the word "cease" and which one for "shoot". Now I guess based on voiced and unvoiced waveforms(voiced should be periodic), the first one is "...
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Initial state recognition in HMM

I am building a speech recognition system using Hidden Markov Model in python. I referred to this and this question and its answers, which were very helpful. In my approach, I split the continuous ...
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Markov processes

I am trying to read a paper and I found it difficult to understand. This is a quote: Standard Mel frequency cepstrum coefficient (MFCC) computation technique utilizes discrete cosine transform (DCT)...
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Detecting phones in a word audio

I am working on speech recognition for Hindi language. My approach is to map speech to text based on phones. For this, first split the speech into the words and then map each word to text by detecting ...
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Vowel detection using MFCC

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 ...
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Speech recognition and comparison algorithms

I am doing several research for a prototype which I will be building. My prototype will consist of single word speech recognition and comparison with a preset recorded words. The prototyped system ...
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VAD speech databases

Does anybody know any open voice/speech annotated database for Voice Activity Detection? Or any other corpus for speech evaluation purposes? The ones I know are private: AURORA, TIMIT, SpeechDat-Car, ...
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What is the distance metric in dynamic time warping?

I am reading the lecture slides from this site http://luthuli.cs.uiuc.edu/~daf/courses/CS-498-DAF-P/Lecture%2018%20-%20Time%20series,%20DTW.pdf In slide 24, the lecture suggest using metric of the ...
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Filtering noise and identifying phones boundary in speech recongition

I am planning to do a self project on speech recognition for a vocabulary detection system using arduino. I know CMUsphinx or bitvoicer is probably the way to go. But I would like to code the project ...
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Call recognition using Digital Signal Processing

We are looking for writing applications which would recognize Bird calls and Frog calls using Sound processing. EDIT: I want to identify the species of bird / frog and do not want to differentiate ...
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Problem executing RIFFT in Cortex-M4

I'm implementing an Speech Recognition System over a Cortex-M4 processor (STM32F4-Discovery) and I'm facing a problem when a compute the RIFFT. I believe that I'm passing to the function the vector ...
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Computer Vision / Speech Recognition

I am not sure if the question is off topic but I need some input before I can finalize anything. Actually to do my higher studies (in research) I wanted to make sure that I land my career in Digital ...
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Re-recording audio vs. convoluting old audio data - differences?

I want to transform a studio audio dataset into a smartphone audio dataset (used for a speech recognition application). Would there be any difference in the resulting audio files using one of the ...
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Confusion about speech being piecewise stationary

From wikipedia: "Modern general-purpose speech recognition systems are based on Hidden Markov Models. These are statistical models that output a sequence of symbols or quantities. HMMs are used in ...
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Continuous speech recognition with HMM

I don't understand how this works. Help would be really appreciated. Let's say we have a 10 second sound input, we make a feature vector every 10ms - so we have 1000 vectors - $\mathbf{o}=o_1, \cdots,...
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Using HMM for speech recognition

I'm trying to understand how speech recognition works, when using HMM. I know this post is very long, but that's mainly because I'm a complete beginner, and I since I have no idea what is clear and ...
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The logarithm Energy measure in Speech

I am studying the mel-frequency cepstral coefficient (MFCC) and have downloaded a pdf which is related to MFCC from this link. It is about the "ETSI ES 201 108" ETSI ES 201 108 - Speech ...
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Speech recognition using mfcc and neural network [duplicate]

I am doing the project on speech recognition.I have implemented both the mfcc features and neural network.I am a bit confused in joining the two blocks.For example i have three different words with ...