Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Accurate Estimation of Sinusoidal Parameters in an Harmonic+Noise Model for Speech Synthesis

Gérard Bailly

Institut de la Communication Parlée, Grenoble, France

We present here an Harmonic+Noise Model (HNM) for speech synthesis. The noise part is represented by an autoregressive model whose output is pitch-synchronously modulated in energy. The harmonic part of the signal is represented by a sinusoidal model. This paper compares different methods for separating these two components. We then propose a method for the estimation of the sinusoidal parameters derived from the ABS model [8] and evaluate different models for the analysis/synthesis of the stochastic part proposed in the literature.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bailly, Gérard (1999): "Accurate estimation of sinusoidal parameters in an harmonic+noise model for speech synthesis", In EUROSPEECH'99, 1051-1054.