Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech
We present a novel method of dimension reduction and feature selection that makes use of category-dependent regions in highdimensional data. Our method is inspired by phoneme-dependent, noise-robust low-variance regions observed in the cortical response, and introduces the notion of category-dependence in a two-step dimension reduction process that draws on the fundamental principles of Fisher Linear Discriminant Analysis. As a method of applying these features in an actual pattern classification task, we construct a system of multiple speech recognizers that are combined by a Bayesian decision rule under some simplifying assumptions. The results show a significant increase in recognition rate for low signal-to-noise ratios compared with previous methods, providing motivation for further study on hierarchical, category-dependent recognition and detection.
Bibliographic reference. Jeon, Woojay / Juang, Biing-Hwang (2005): "A category-dependent feature selection method for speech signals", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 365-368.