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Robust Features for Noisy Speech Recognition using MFCC Computation from Magnitude Spectrum of Higher Order Autocorrelation Coefficients

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 8 - Article 7
Year of Publication: 2010
Dr. Amita Dev
Poonam Bansal

Dr. Amita Dev and Poonam Bansal. Article:Robust Features for Noisy Speech Recognition using MFCC Computation from Magnitude Spectrum of Higher Order Autocorrelation Coefficients. International Journal of Computer Applications 10(8):36–38, November 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {Dr. Amita Dev and Poonam Bansal},
	title = {Article:Robust Features for Noisy Speech Recognition using MFCC Computation from Magnitude Spectrum of Higher Order Autocorrelation Coefficients},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {10},
	number = {8},
	pages = {36--38},
	month = {November},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


Noise robustness is one of the most challenging problem in automatic speech recognition. The goal of robust feature extraction is to improve the performance of speech recognition in adverse conditions. The mel-scaled frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCCs) derived from Fourier transform and filter bank analysis are perhaps the most widely used front-ends in state-of-the-art speech recognition systems. One of the major issues with the MFCCs is that they are very sensitive to additive noise. To improve the robustness of speech front-ends we introduce, in this paper, a new set of MFCC vector which is estimated through three steps. First, the relative higher order autocorrelation coefficients are extracted. Then magnitude spectrum of the resultant speech signal is estimated through the fast Fourier transform (FFT) and it is differentiated with respect to frequency. Finally, the differentiated magnitude spectrum is transformed into MFCC-like coefficients. These are called MFCCs extracted from Differentiated Relative Higher Order Autocorrelation Sequence Specrum (DRHOASS). Speech recognition experiments for various tasks indicate that the new feature vector is more robust than traditional mel-scaled frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCCs) in additive noise conditions.


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