Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

An Auditory Feature Extraction Method Based on Forward-Masking and its Application in Robust Speaker Identification and Speech Recognition

Zhimin Liu, Xihong Wu, Bin Zhen, Huisheng Chi

National Key Lab on Machine Perception, Center for Information Science, Peking University, Beijing, China

This article presents a new auditory feature extraction method, which considers the forwardmasking mechanism of auditory nerves and feasible in practice. Two features based on this method are extracted: FMFRC (forward masking firing-rate cepstrum) and FMSRC (forward masking synchronized rate cepstrum). Isolate-word speech recognition and text-dependent speaker identification experiments based on TI46 are conducted. The experiment results show that the new auditory features has comparable performance with MFCC under clean environment but far better noise-resistant property than MFCC in both tasks.

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Bibliographic reference.  Liu, Zhimin / Wu, Xihong / Zhen, Bin / Chi, Huisheng (2000): "An auditory feature extraction method based on forward-masking and its application in robust speaker identification and speech recognition", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 266-269.