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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Srichai, Panaithep Albert
URN etd-07072006-065007
Title Implementation of a Connected Digit Recognizer Using Continuous Hidden Markov Modeling
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Beex, A. A. Louis Committee Chair
Bay, John S. Committee Member
Besieris, Ioannis M. Committee Member
  • connected-digit recognition
  • HMM
  • hidden markov models
  • speech recognition
Date of Defense 1998-09-08
Availability unrestricted
This thesis describes the implementation of a speaker dependent connected-digit recognizer using continuous Hidden Markov Modeling (HMM). The speech recognition system was implemented using MATLAB and on the ADSP-2181, a digital signal processor manufactured by Analog Devices.

Linear predictive coding (LPC) analysis was first performed on a speech signal to model the characteristics of the vocal tract filter. A 7 state continuous HMM with 4 mixture density components was used to model each digit. The Viterbi reestimation method was primarily used in the training phase to obtain the parameters of the HMM. Viterbi decoding was used for the recognition phase. The system was first implemented as an isolated word recognizer. Recognition rates exceeding 99% were obtained on both the MATLAB and the ADSP-2181 implementations. For continuous word recognition, several algorithms were implemented and compared. Using MATLAB, recognition rates exceeding 90% were obtained. In addition, the algorithms were implemented on the ADSP-2181 yielding recognition rates comparable to the MATLAB implementation.

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