An Objective Evaluation Methodology for Blind Bandwidth Extension

Stéphane Villette, Sen Li, Pravin Ramadas, Daniel J. Sinder


In this paper we introduce an objective evaluation methodology for Blind Bandwidth Extension (BBE) algorithms. The methodology combines an objective method, POLQA, with a bandwidth requirement, based on a frequency mask. We compare its results to subjective test data, and show that it gives consistent results across several bandwidth extension algorithms. Additionally, we show that our latest BBE algorithm achieves quality similar to AMR-WB at 8.85 kbps, using both subjective and objective evaluation methods.


DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1595

Cite as

Villette, S., Li, S., Ramadas, P., Sinder, D.J. (2016) An Objective Evaluation Methodology for Blind Bandwidth Extension. Proc. Interspeech 2016, 2548-2552.

Bibtex
@inproceedings{Villette+2016,
author={Stéphane Villette and Sen Li and Pravin Ramadas and Daniel J. Sinder},
title={An Objective Evaluation Methodology for Blind Bandwidth Extension},
year=2016,
booktitle={Interspeech 2016},
doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1595},
url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2016-1595},
pages={2548--2552}
}