Intelligent Arabic letters speech recognition system based on mel frequency cepstral coefficients

Anas Quteishat, Mahmoud Younis, Ahmed Qtaishat, Anmar Abuhamdah


Speech recognition is one of the important applications of artificial intelligence (AI). Speech recognition aims to recognize spoken words regardless of who is speaking to them. The process of voice recognition involves extracting meaningful features from spoken words and then classifying these features into their classes. This paper presents a neural network classification system for Arabic letters. The paper will study the effect of changing the multi-layer perceptron (MLP) artificial neural network (ANN) properties to obtain an optimized performance. The proposed system consists of two main stages; first, the recorded spoken letters are transformed from the time domain into the frequency domain using fast Fourier transform (FFT), and features are extracted using mel frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCC). Second, the extracted features are then classified using the MLP ANN with back-propagation (BP) learning algorithm. The obtained results show that the proposed system along with the extracted features can classify Arabic spoken letters using two neural network hidden layers with an accuracy of around 86%.


back-propagation; mel frequency cepstral coefficients; neural networks; voice recognition;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578