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Speech Based Arithmetic Calculator Using Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients and Gaussian Mixture Models

  • Moula Husain
  • S. M. Meena
  • Manjunath K. Gonal
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 43)

Abstract

In recent years, speech based computer interaction has become the most challenging and demanding application in the field of human computer interaction. Speech based Human computer interaction offers a more natural way to interact with computers and does not require special training. In this paper, we have made an attempt to build a human computer interaction system by developing speech based arithmetic calculator using Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients and Gaussian Mixture Models. The system receives arithmetic expression in the form of isolated speech command words. Acoustic features such as Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients features are extracted from the these speech commands. Mel-Frequency Cepstral features are used to train Gaussian mixture model. The model created after iterative training is used to predict input speech command either as a digit or an operator. After successful recognition of operators and digits, arithmetic expression will be evaluated and result of expression will be converted into an audio wave. Our system is tested with a speech database consisting of single digit numbers (0–9) and 5 basic arithmetic operators \( ( + , - , \times ,/\,{\text{and}}\,\% ) \). The recognition accuracy of the system is around 86 %. Our speech based HCI system can provide a great benefit of interacting with machines through multiple modalities. Also it supports in providing assistance to visually impaired and physically challenged people.

Keywords

MFCC GMM EM algorithm 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moula Husain
    • 1
  • S. M. Meena
    • 1
  • Manjunath K. Gonal
    • 1
  1. 1.B.V.B College of Engineering and TechnologyHubliIndia

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