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Text-Independent Speaker Recognition for Low SNR Environments with Encryption

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Number 1 - Article 1
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors:
Aman Chadha
Divya Jyoti
M. Mani Roja
10.5120/3864-5398

Aman Chadha, Divya Jyoti and Mani M Roja. Article: Text-Independent Speaker Recognition for Low SNR Environments with Encryption. International Journal of Computer Applications 31(10):43-50, October 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Aman Chadha and Divya Jyoti and M. Mani Roja},
	title = {Article: Text-Independent Speaker Recognition for Low SNR Environments with Encryption},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {31},
	number = {10},
	pages = {43-50},
	month = {October},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Recognition systems are commonly designed to authenticate users at the access control levels of a system. A number of voice recognition methods have been developed using a pitch estimation process which are very vulnerable in low Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) environments thus, these programs fail to provide the desired level of accuracy and robustness. Also, most text independent speaker recognition programs are incapable of coping with unauthorized attempts to gain access by tampering with the samples or reference database. The proposed text-independent voice recognition system makes use of multilevel cryptography to preserve data integrity while in transit or storage. Encryption and decryption follow a transform based approach layered with pseudorandom noise addition whereas for pitch detection, a modified version of the autocorrelation pitch extraction algorithm is used. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can decrypt the signal under test with exponentially reducing Mean Square Error over an increasing range of SNR. Further, it outperforms the conventional algorithms in actual identification tasks even in noisy environments. The recognition rate thus obtained using the proposed method is compared with other conventional methods used for speaker identification.

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