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International Journal of Electronics Signals and Systems

Abstract

The performance of automatic speaker recognition (ASR) system degrades drastically in the presence of noise and other distortions, especially when there is a noise level mismatch between the training and testing environments. This paper explores the problem of speaker recognition in noisy conditions, assuming that speech signals are corrupted by noise. A major problem of most speaker recognition systems is their unsatisfactory performance in noisy environments. In this experimental research, we have studied a combination of Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC) for feature extraction and Cepstral Mean Normalization (CMN) techniques for speech enhancement. Our system uses a Gaussian Mixture Models (GMM) classifier and is implemented under MATLAB®7 programming environment. The process involves the use of speaker data for both training and testing. The data used for testing is matched up against a speaker model, which is trained with the training data using GMM modeling. Finally, experiments are carried out to test the new model for ASR given limited training data and with differing levels and types of realistic background noise. The results have demonstrated the robustness of the new system.

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