Accurate Synchronization of Speech and EGG Signal Using Phase Information

Sunil Kumar S.B., K. Sreenivasa Rao, Tanumay Mandal


Synchronization of speech and corresponding Electroglottographic (EGG) signal is very helpful for speech processing research and development. During simultaneous recording of speech and EGG signals, the speech signal will be delayed by the duration corresponding to the speech wave propagation from the glottis to the microphone relative to the EGG signal. Even in same session of recording, the delay between the speech and the EGG signals is varying due to the natural movement of speaker’s head and movement of microphone in case MIC is held by hand. To study and model the information within glottal cycles, precise synchronization of speech and EGG signals is of utmost necessity. In this work, we propose a method for synchronization of speech and EGG signals based on the glottal activity information present in the signals. The performance of the proposed method is demonstrated by estimation of delay between the two signals (speech signals and corresponding EGG signals) and synchronizing these signals by compensating the estimated delay. The CMU-Arctic database consist of simultaneous recording of the speech and the EGG signals is used for the evaluation of the proposed method.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1374

Cite as: S.B., S.K., Rao, K.S., Mandal, T. (2017) Accurate Synchronization of Speech and EGG Signal Using Phase Information. Proc. Interspeech 2017, 694-698, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1374.


@inproceedings{S.B.2017,
  author={Sunil Kumar S.B. and K. Sreenivasa Rao and Tanumay Mandal},
  title={Accurate Synchronization of Speech and EGG Signal Using Phase Information},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2017},
  pages={694--698},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1374},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1374}
}