Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
In this paper, we propose a speech recognition engine using hybrid model of Hidden Markov Model
(HMM) and Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM). Both the models have been trained independently and the
respective likelihood values have been considered jointly and input to a decision logic which provides net
likelihood as the output. This hybrid model has been compared with the HMM model. Training and testing has
been done by using a database of 20 Hindi words spoken by 80 different speakers. Recognition rates achieved
by normal HMM are 83.5% and it gets increased to 85% by using the hybrid approach of HMM and GMM.