Prodorshok I: A Bengali Isolated Speech Dataset for Voice-Based Assistive Technologies - A comparative analysis of the effects of data augmentation on HMM-GMM and DNN classifiers

10 Dec 2017  ·  Reza Mohi, Rashid Warida, Mostakim Moin ·

Prodorshok I is a Bengali isolated word dataset tailored to help create speaker-independent, voice-command driven automated speech recognition (ASR) based assistive technologies to help improve human-computer interaction (HCI). This paper presents the results of an objective analysis that was undertaken using a subset of words from Prodorshok I to assess its reliability in ASR systems that utilize Hidden Markov Models (HMM) with Gaussian emissions and Deep Neural Networks (DNN)... The results show that simple data augmentation involving a small pitch shift can make surprisingly tangible improvements to accuracy levels in speech recognition. read more

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