Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

On the Use of a Decimative Spectral Estimation Method Based on Eigenanalysis and SVD for Formant and Bandwidth Tracking of Speech Signals

Sotiris Karabetsos, Pirros Tsiakoulis, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Ioannis Dologlou

ILSP, Greece

In this paper, a Decimative Spectral estimation method based on Eigenanalysis and SVD (Singular Value Decomposition) is presented and applied to speech signals in order to estimate Formant/Bandwidth values. The underlying model decomposes a signal into complex damped sinusoids. The algorithm is applied not only on speech samples but on a small amount of the autocorrelation coefficients of a speech frame as well, for finer estimation. Correct estimation of Formant/Bandwidth values depend on the model order thus, the requested number of poles. Overall, experimentation results indicate that the proposed methodology successfully estimates formant trajectories and their respective bandwidths.

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Bibliographic reference.  Karabetsos, Sotiris / Tsiakoulis, Pirros / Fotinea, Stavroula-Evita / Dologlou, Ioannis (2005): "On the use of a decimative spectral estimation method based on eigenanalysis and SVD for formant and bandwidth tracking of speech signals", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 709-712.