Speech Feature Extraction for Gender Recognition

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Anjali Pahwa 1,* Gaurav Aggarwal 1

1. Department of CSE, THE NORTHCAP University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2016.09.03

Received: 3 May 2016 / Revised: 24 Jun. 2016 / Accepted: 3 Aug. 2016 / Published: 8 Sep. 2016

Index Terms

Gender recognition, Hindi, mel-frequency, delta, delta-delta, neural network


Speech Recognition Technology can be embedded in various real time applications in order to increase the human-computer interaction. From robotics to health care and aerospace, from interactive voice response systems to mobile telephony and telematics, speech recognition technology have enhanced the human-machine interaction. Gender recognition is an important component for the application embedding speech recognition as it reduces the computational complexity for the further processing in these applications. The paper involves the extraction of one of the most dominant and most researched up on speech feature, Mel coefficients and its first and second order derivatives. We extracted 13 values for each of these from a data-set 46 speech samples containing the Hindi vowels (आ, इ, ई, उ, ऊ, ऋ, ए, ऎ, ऒ, ऑ) and trained them using a combined model of SVM and neural network classification to determine their gender using stacking. The results obtained showed the accuracy of 93.48% after taking into consideration the first Mel coefficient. The purpose of this study was to extract the correct features and to compare the performance based on first Mel coefficient. 

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Anjali Pahwa, Gaurav Aggarwal,"Speech Feature Extraction for Gender Recognition", International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP), Vol.8, No.9, pp.17-25, 2016. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2016.09.03


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