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A Seminar on Automatic Recognition of Kurdish Dialects and Neighbor Languages

posted May 29, 2017, 4:19 PM by Hemin Ibrahim   [ updated May 29, 2017, 4:20 PM ]
Komar Research Center and Computer Engineering Department held a seminar for Dr. Abdulbasit Al-Talabni on automatic recognition of Kurdish dialects and language on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 in the Auditorium Hall of Engineering Building.

Dialect recognition is one of the hottest topics in the speech analysis area. In this study, a system for dialect and language recognition is developed using phonetic and style-based features. The study suggests a new set of features using one-dimensional local binary pattern (LBP). The results show that the proposed LBP set of the feature is useful to improve dialect and language recognition accuracy. The acquired data involved in this study are three Kurdish dialects (Sorani, Badini, and Hawrami) with three neighbor languages (Arabic, Persian, and Turkish). The study proposed a new method to interpret the closeness of the Kurdish dialects and their neighbor languages using confusion matrix and a non-metric multi-dimensional visualization technique. The result shows that the Kurdish dialects can be clustered and linearly separated from the neighbor languages.