Accession Number:

ADA409964

Title:

Isolated Speech Recognition Using Artificial Neural Networks

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV RICHMOND SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

In this project Artificial Neural Networks are used as research tool to accomplish Automated Speech Recognition of normal speech. A small size vocabulary containing the words YES and NO is chosen. Spectral features using cepstral analysis are extracted per frame and imported to a feedforward neural network which uses a backpropagation with momentum training algorithm. The network is trained to recognize and classify the incoming words into the respective categories. The output from the neural network is loaded into a pattern search function, which matches the input sequence with a set of target word patterns. The level of variability in input speech patterns limits the vocabulary and affects the reliability of the network. The results from the first stage of this work are satisfactory and thus the application of artificial neural networks in conjunction with cepstral analysis in isolated word recognition holds promise.

Subject Categories:

  • Voice Communications
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE