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Speech/Music Discrimination:
Novel Features in Time Domain

ALNADABI, MUHAMMAD,SAEID,MUHAMMAD (2010) Speech/Music Discrimination:
Novel Features in Time Domain.
Doctoral thesis, Durham University.



This research aimed to find novel features that can be used to discriminate between speech and music in the time domain for the purpose of data retrieval. The study used speech and music data that were recorded in standard anechoic chambers and sampled at 44.1 kHz.
Two types of new features were found and thoroughly examined: the Ratio of Silent Frames (RSF) feature and the Time Series Events (TSE) set of features. The Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) curves were used to assess each one of the proposed features as well as certain relevant features from the literature for the purpose of comparison. The RSF feature introduced up to 8% enhancement when compared to a couple of relevant features from the literature. One of the TSE set of features provided close to 100% speech/music discrimination.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Keywords:Speech/Music Discrimination; ROC; ZCR; NZCE; RSF; silence; SMD; audio features; audio classification; music genre; speech detection; music detection; hearing aids enhancement; ASR enhancement;
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Science > Engineering and Computing Science, School of (2008-2017)
Thesis Date:2010
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:19 May 2010 09:22

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