8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

The Harmonic Model Codec (HMC) Framework for VoIP

Yannis Agiomyrgiannakis, Yannis Stylianou

University of Crete, Greece

A framework for joint source/channel coding of speech is presented. It is based on a harmonic representation of the speech signal and facilitates efficient quantization of harmonic amplitudes and phases both in a single description and a multiple description setting. Furthermore, it combines high-quality packet loss concealment with efficient source coding and multiple description coding. Two proof-of-concept codecs are presented; a single description codec that is equivalent to iLBC in terms of bitrate and quality but more robust in conditions of increased packet losses and a multiple description codec that is capable of accepting loss rates up to 40% for a DCR score of 3.8.

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Bibliographic reference.  Agiomyrgiannakis, Yannis / Stylianou, Yannis (2007): "The harmonic model codec (HMC) framework for voIP", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 1681-1684.