Optimizing feature extraction for English word recognition

Euisun Choi, Donghoon Hyun, Chulhee Lee

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In this paper, we investigate the possibility to improve the recognition accuracy of English words by optimizing feature extraction. The optimization method is based on the simplex algorithm. Although the mel-cepstrum obtained by the critical band filters reflects the human auditory perception, it may not be the optimal features for speech recognition. In this paper, we show that the mel-cepstrum can be optimized in terms of recognition accuracy by adjusting the center frequencies and bandwidths of the critical filters. Experiments with English words showed that the optimized filter bank provide a noticeable performance improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)I/813-I/816
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Conference on Acustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2002 May 132002 May 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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