International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP)

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IJIGSP Vol.6, No.11, Oct. 2014

Robust Features for Speech Recognition using Temporal Filtering Technique in the Presence of Impulsive Noise

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Hajer Rahali, Zied Hajaiej, Noureddine Ellouze

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Auditory filter;impulsive noise;MFCC;RASTA filter;ARMA filter;HMM\GMM


In this paper we introduce a robust feature extractor, dubbed as Modified Function Cepstral Coefficients (MODFCC), based on gammachirp filterbank, Relative Spectral (RASTA) and Autoregressive Moving-Average (ARMA) filter. The goal of this work is to improve the robustness of speech recognition systems in additive noise and real-time reverberant environments. In speech recognition systems Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC), RASTA and ARMA Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (RASTA-MFCC and ARMA-MFCC) are the three main techniques used. It will be shown in this paper that it presents some modifications to the original MFCC method. In our work the effectiveness of proposed changes to MFCC were tested and compared against the original RASTA-MFCC and ARMA-MFCC features. The prosodic features such as jitter and shimmer are added to baseline spectral features. The above-mentioned techniques were tested with impulsive signals under various noisy conditions within AURORA databases.

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Hajer Rahali, Zied Hajaiej, Noureddine Ellouze,"Robust Features for Speech Recognition using Temporal Filtering Technique in the Presence of Impulsive Noise", IJIGSP, vol.6, no.11, pp.17-24, 2014.DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2014.11.03


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