Effects of Filter Numbers and Sampling Frequencies on the Performance of MFCC and PLP based Bangla Isolated Word Recognition System

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Oli Lowna Baroi 1 Md. Shaikh Abrar Kabir 1 Azhar Niaz 1 Md. Jahidul Islam 1 Md. Jakaria Rahimi 1,*

1. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2019.11.05

Received: 30 Jun. 2019 / Revised: 21 Jul. 2019 / Accepted: 7 Aug. 2019 / Published: 8 Nov. 2019

Index Terms

MFCC, PLP, Clean and Noisy Environment, Different Sampling Rate, Different number of filter banks, HMM, Bangla ASR


In this work, a 5 state left to right HMM-based Bangla Isolated word speech recognizer has been developed. To train and test the recognizer, a small corpus of various sampling frequencies have been developed in noisy as well as the noiseless environment. The number of filter banks is varied during the feature extraction phase for both MFCC and PLP. The effects of 2nd and 3rd differential coefficients have also been observed. Experimental results exhibit that MFCC based feature extraction technique is better in CLASSROOM environment on the contrary PLP based technique performs better not only in a noiseless environment but also in when AC or FAN noise is present. We have also noticed that higher sampling frequency and higher filter order don’t always help to improve the performance.

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Oli Lowna Baroi, Md. Shaikh Abrar Kabir, Azhar Niaz, Md. Jahidul Islam, Md. Jakaria Rahimi, " Effects of Filter Numbers and Sampling Frequencies on the Performance of MFCC and PLP based Bangla Isolated Word Recognition System", International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP), Vol.11, No.11, pp. 36-42, 2019. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2019.11.05


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