5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Discriminant Wavelet Basis Construction for Speech Recognition

Christopher John Long, Sekharajit Datta

Loughborough University, UK

In this paper, a new feature extraction methodology based on Wavelet Transforms is examined, which unlike some conventional parameterisation techniques, is flexible enough to cope with the broadly differing characteristics of typical speech signals. A training phase is involved during which the final classifier is invoked to associate a cost function (a proxy for misclassification) with a given resolution. The sub spaces are then searched and pruned to provide a Wavelet Basis best suited to the classification problem. Comparative results are given illustrating some improvement over the Short-Time Fourier Transform using two differing subclasses of speech.

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Bibliographic reference.  Long, Christopher John / Datta, Sekharajit (1998): "Discriminant wavelet basis construction for speech recognition", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0802.