Word detection in recorded speech using textual queries
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 849–853 (2015)
Abstract. The paper presents unsupervised method for word detection in recorded spoken language signal. The method is based on examining signal similarity of two analyzed media description: registered voice and a word (textual query) synthesized by using Text-to-Speech tools. The descriptions of media were given by a sequence of Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients or Human-Factor Cepstral Coefficients. Dynamic Time Warping algorithm has been applied to provide time alignment of the given media description. The detection involved classification method based on cost function, calculated upon signal similarity and alignment path. Potential false matches were eliminated in the algorithm by comparing costs of the path subsequences to a threshold value. The results of the work could provide incentives to build affordable commercial or non-commercial solutions for specific and multilingual applications.