International Journal of Computer Applications
To be able to control devices by voice has always intrigued mankind. Today, after intense research, speech recognition system, have made a niche for themselves and can be seen in many walks of life. The accuracy of speech recognition systems remains one of the most important research challenges e.g. noise, speaker variability, language variability, vocabulary size and domain. The design of speech recognition system requires careful attentions to the challenges such as various types of Speech classes and speech representation, speech preprocessing stages, feature extraction techniques, database and performance evaluation.