International Journal of Speech Technology

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 941–951 | Cite as

Speaker identification based on normalized pitch frequency and Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients

  • Marwa A. NasrEmail author
  • Mohammed Abd-Elnaby
  • Adel S. El-Fishawy
  • S. El-Rabaie
  • Fathi E. Abd El-Samie


This paper presents an efficient approach for automatic speaker identification based on cepstral features and the Normalized Pitch Frequency (NPF). Most relevant speaker identification methods adopt a cepstral strategy. Inclusion of the pitch frequency as a new feature in the speaker identification process is expected to enhance the speaker identification accuracy. In the proposed framework for speaker identification, a neural classifier with a single hidden layer is used. Different transform domains are investigated for reliable feature extraction from the speech signal. Moreover, a pre-processing noise reduction step, is used prior to the feature extraction process to enhance the performance of the speaker identification system. Simulation results prove that the NPF as a feature in speaker identification enhances the performance of the speaker identification system, especially with the Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) and wavelet denoising pre-processing step.


Speaker identification MFCCs Normalized pitch frequency ANNs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marwa A. Nasr
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohammed Abd-Elnaby
    • 1
  • Adel S. El-Fishawy
    • 1
  • S. El-Rabaie
    • 1
  • Fathi E. Abd El-Samie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications, Faculty of Electronic EngineeringMenoufia UniversityMenoufEgypt

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