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  • Silent interval detection in speech signals

    A voice activity detector (VAD) is a device, which analyses a speech signal and generates the signal corresponding to the period containing only noise. In the present work is offered VAD, which increases the probability of correct detection the presence or absence of human speech.
    The correct detection begins with SNR 7-10 dB. The quality of  derived speech signal remains the same.  

    Keywords: voice activity detection, voice activity detector, VAD, silent interval detection, speech, speech signals

      Current article presents the results of research, aimed at raising the effectiveness of automatic prosodic analysis of speech. During the research the PC program that performs recognition of seven emotional states using 16 features of speech signal was developed. Effectiveness of recognition of seven emotional states was estimated during the experiment with material of Berlin database of emotional speech. The result showed rising of mean probability of correct recognition, in comparison with known analogs.

    Keywords: speech, intonation, emotions, speech