8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Inner Product Based-Multiband Vector Quantization for Wideband Speech Coding at 16 kbps

Seung Yeol Lee (1), Nam Soo Kim (1), Joon-Hyuk Chang (2)

(1) Seoul National University, Korea
(2) University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

This paper describes a multiband vector quantization (VQ) technique for wideband speech coding at 16 kb/s. Our approach consists of splitting the input speech into two separate bands and then applying an independent coding scheme for each band. A code excited linear prediction (CELP) coder is used in the lower band while a transform based coding strategy is applied in the higher band. The spectral components in the higher frequency band are represented by a set of modulated lapped transform (MLT) coefficients. The higher frequency band is divided into three subbands, and the MLT coefficients construct a vector for each subband. For the vector quantization (VQ) of these vectors, an inner product-based distance measure is proposed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lee, Seung Yeol / Kim, Nam Soo / Chang, Joon-Hyuk (2004): "Inner product based-multiband vector quantization for wideband speech coding at 16 kbps", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 2653-2656.