سیستم ANN سلسله مراتبی برای شناسایی لکنت زبان
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|33555||2013||15 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Computer Speech & Language, Volume 27, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 228–242
The presented work covers the issue of applying neural networks to the recognition and categorization of non-fluent and fluent utterance records. Speech samples containing three types of stuttering episodes (blocks before words starting with plosives, syllable repetitions, and sound-initial prolongations) were applied. The proposed system, built with hierarchical neural network framework, was used and then evaluated with respect to its ability to recognize and classify disfluency types in stuttered speech. The purpose of the first network was to reduce the dimension of vector describing the input signals. The result of the analysis was the output matrix consisting of neurons winning in a particular time frame. This matrix was taken as an input for the next network. Various types of MLP networks were examined with respect to their ability to classify utterances correctly into two, non-fluent and fluent, groups. Good examination results were accomplished and classification correctness exceeded 84–100% depending on the disfluency type.
Speech is considered to be a very effective and developed means of communication, which delivers the set of information concerning not only the main content of the statement but also the speaker's emotional condition, his or her age, intentions and many other features, that, seemingly, do not have any connection with the statement. On their basis, however, the relations between the listener and the speaker are built as well as both opinions and judgements about the speaker are formed. The main aim of the speech process is to send and receive messages in the linguistic form. Sometimes, however, the message might be affected by physiological or psychological factors, becoming incoherent for the listener. One possible reason disrupting the process of conveying information is stuttering. Despite a large body of research, our understanding of stuttering still lacks consensus. The description of stuttering, as well as the ability of human judges to agree consistently on what constitutes an episode of stuttering, leads to many contradictions (Brundage et al., 2006 and Cordes, 2000). This translates into inadequate measurement of stuttering severity and has an impact on therapy outcome measures. Therefore, creating an artificial system for measurement of disfluency in speech might offer a solution to such problems (Howell et al., 1997b, Howell et al., 1999, Czyżewski et al., 2003 and Gelzinis et al., 2008). Nowadays, applications that allow for the identification of disturbances occurring in speech in a more or less automatic way are formed mainly on the grounds of acoustic and frequency features. Artificial recognition and disfluency identification are considered to be complicated and complex but benefits of creating such a system are obvious e.g. in the area of respiratory system diseases (Behroozmand and Almasganj, 2007, Gelzinis et al., 2008 and Wszołek et al., 2001) or stuttering (Czyżewski et al., 2003, Fragopanagos and Taylor, 2005, Gas et al., 2004 and Shao and Barker, 2008). Many attempts at research in the domain of speech classification and processing have been undertaken however suggested solutions concern relatively ‘clear’ speech (Wouhaybi and Al-Alaoui, 1999, Ververidis and Kotropoulos, 2006, Trentin and Giuliani, 2001, Siniscalchi et al., 2006, Shi et al., 2006, Nicholson et al., 2000, Kotti et al., 2008, Kocsor et al., 2000, Hosom, 2003 and Fragopanagos and Taylor, 2005) while only few attempts have been made to examine disordered speech. The majority of people (not only people who stutter) have some problems with fluency while speaking, so automatic speech recognition (ASR) applications need to be equipped with solutions to improve their performance. Existing approaches to dealing with disfluencies in typical (not stuttered) speech or noisy environment cover mainly MFCC, LPC, SVMs, HMMs and ANNs (Tadeusiewicz and Ogiela, 2004, Ogiela et al., 2005, Ogiela et al., 2006, Ogiela et al., 2008, Ezeiza et al., 2011, Glasberg and Moore, 1990 and Patterson et al., 1995) application. Disfluency, especially stuttering, is usually accompanied by changes in breathing, phonation, and articulation, affects accent, speech rate and rhythm (Bloodstein, 1995 and Tarkowski, 1999) which presents many problems for speech recognition applications. To build systems supporting disfluent speech recognition, various mathematical methods such as HMMs (Walles and Hansen, 1996 and Wiśniewski et al., 2006), fuzzy logic (Suszyński et al., 2003), correlation function (Suszyński et al., 2005), genetic algorithms (Behroozmand and Almasganj, 2007) and many others have been used, but it is the projection of human aural perception system that seems to be the most promising approach to the subject. The artificial neural networks (ANN) that are known as a simplified model of biological nervous system (Katagiri, 2000 and Bishop, 1995) allow for such observation of the non-fluent speech analysis. That is why the growing trend in the ANN or ANN and HMMs hybrid applications could be observed in such areas as speech and speaker recognition (Farrell, 2000, Farrell et al., 1994, Hadjitodorov et al., 1997, Leung et al., 2007 and Trentin and Giuliani, 2001) and classification (Hosom, 2003, Cosi et al., 2000, Kocsor et al., 2000 and Lee et al., 1998) or feature extraction (Katagiri, 2000, Gemello et al., 2007, Fritsch et al., 2000, Yegnanarayana and Narendranath, 2000, Shao and Barker, 2008 and Uncini, 2003). The Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) and Radial Basis Function networks (RBF) as well as recurrent and fuzzy networks frequently occur in the automatic speech recognition (ASR) process (Chen et al., 1996, Farrell, 2000, Leung et al., 2007 and Schuster, 2000). In addition, Kohonen's Self-organizing Maps are considered to be very useful as far as data compression and transformation are concerned (Kotti et al., 2008). Thanks to their features – input data generalization, distinguishing between very similar signals, etc., ANNs are widely used in the area of non-fluent speech recognition, especially in classification (Czyżewski et al., 2003, Howell and Sackin, 1995, Howell et al., 1997b, Howell et al., 1997a and Nayak et al., 2005), speech quality assessment (Geetha et al., 2000), quite often with the use of topological maps (Leinonen et al., 1993 and Wszołek and Tadeusiewicz, 2000). The diversity of ANN applications at many stages of the speech recognition process indicates that artificial neural networks are effective in both signal recognition and classification. Artificial neural networks are widely applied in the field of classification. One of the main reasons of the ANN popularity in the area is the fact that, in contrast to traditional statistical methods, networks adjust data without the necessity of defining any additional function or distribution of input variables. They are also able to determine the probability of an element belonging to the group that permits the use of the ANN application as a posteriori probability estimators for some specified objects (Hung et al., 1996, Kline and Berardi, 2005 and Bernardi and Zhang, 1999). For binary classification (j = 2), a posteriori probability that the object x belongs to the group w1 takes the following form (1):
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
The presented work introduced the system to support the stuttered speech recognition process with the use of artificial neural networks. The proposed model, based on the hierarchical ANN structure, allows for the identification of the three most common disfluency types. Self-organizing networks are capable of distinguishing the features which are important in disfluency identification, preserving the utterance structure and reproducing silence moments. The networks are able to learn both language structure and idiosyncratic time-dependent relations that became the indicators of disfluency occurrence. The described procedures could be applied to continuous speech without the necessity of using parameterization methods. The obtained results show that the ANN has become an important tool to assist automatic non-fluent speech recognition systems, allowing objective disfluency recognition. Automatic speech pathology recognition is important for proper diagnosis and selection, as well as therapy monitoring. The method of disfluency recognition presented in the article will constitute a significant part of the computer diagnosis system, on which the authors are working. The authors also plan to include cognitive analysis techniques (Tadeusiewicz and Ogiela, 2004, Ogiela et al., 2005, Ogiela et al., 2006 and Ogiela et al., 2008) adopted for the needs of speech disorder diagnosis into the system.