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Speech Signal Endpoint Detection Using Hidden Markov Models

Ahmed, M. Masroor and Ahmad, Abdul Manan and Othman, Muhamad Razib and Khan, Sheraz (2006) Speech Signal Endpoint Detection Using Hidden Markov Models. Speech Signal Endpoint Detection Using Hidden Markov Models. . pp. 35-39. (Submitted)

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Abstract

A major cause of errors in automatic speech recognition system is the inaccurate detection of the beginning and ending boundaries of test and reference patterns. Separation of speech and silence segments in automatic speech recognition algorithms occupies a fundamental position. The improper demarcation of these segments reduces system’s efficiency, since;the system has to execute processing on the portion of segments which are not needed. A comprehensive evaluation of ASR systems showed that more than half of the recognition errors are caused due to wrong word boundary detection [1][2] Therefore the desired characteristics for an endpoint detection are reliability, robustness, accuracy, adaptation,simplicity and real time processing etc[3]. This paper discusses a robust algorithm for the detection of speech and silence segments in an input speech signal based on Hidden Markov Models

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hidden Markov Models, Automatic Speech Recognition, SNR, Endpoint
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:8757
Deposited By: Dr Muhamad Razib Othman
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 01:57

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