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Unsupervised and nonparametric Bayesian classifier for HOS speaker independent HMM based isolated word speech recognition systems

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3 Author(s)
Zribi, M. ; Groupe de Recherche Images et Formes, Inst. Nat. des Telecommun., Villeneuve d''Ascq, France ; Saoudi, S. ; Ghorbel, F.

We consider a speaker independent hidden Markov model (HMM) based isolated word speech recognition system. The most general representation of the probability density function (PDF), in the classical HMM, is a parametric one (i.e., a Gaussian). We derive an unsupervised, nonparametric and multidimensional Bayesian classifier based on the well known orthogonal probability density function (PDF) estimator which does not assume any knowledge of the distribution of the conditional PDFs of each class. Such a result is possible since this nonparametric estimator is suitable and adapted to the expectation maximization (EM) mixture identification algorithm

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Statistical Signal and Array Processing, 1996. Proceedings., 8th IEEE Signal Processing Workshop on (Cat. No.96TB10004

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24-26 Jun 1996