Date Added: Sep 2011
A novel vowel feature extraction method via hybrid wavelet and Linear Prediction Coding (LPC) is presented here. The proposed Arabic vowels recognition system is composed of very promising techniques; Wavelet Transform (WT) with Linear Prediction Coding (LPC) for feature extraction and Feed Forward BackPropagation Neural Network (FFBPNN) for classification. Trying to enhance the recognition process and for comparison purposes, three techniques of WT were applied for the feature extraction stage: Wavelet Packet Transform (WPT) with LPC, Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) with LPC, and WP with Entropy (WPE). Moreover, different levels of WT were used in order to enhance the efficiency of the proposed method. Level 2 until level 7 were studied.