Audio Segmentation and Classification

Abdillahi Hussein Omar

AbstractThis project describes the work done on the development of an audio segmentation and classification system. Many existing works on audio classification deal with the problem of classifying known homogeneous audio segments. In this work, audio recordings are divided into acoustically similar regions and classified into basic audio types such as speech, music or silence. Audio features used in this project include Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC), Zero Crossing Rate and Short Term Energy (STE). These features were extracted from audio files that were stored in a WAV format. Possible use of features, which are extracted directly from MPEG audio files, is also considered. Statistical based methods are used to segment and classify audio signals using these features. The classification methods used include the General Mixture Model (GMM) and the k- Nearest Neighbour (k-NN) algorithms. It is shown that the system implemented achieves an accuracy rate of more than 95% for discrete audio classification.
TypeMaster's thesis [Academic thesis]
PublisherInformatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU
AddressRichard Petersens Plads, Building 321, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
NoteSupervised by Associate Professor Jan Larsen
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IMM Group(s)Intelligent Signal Processing

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