Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

A Pitch-Synchronous Pitch-Cycle Modification Method for Designing a Hybrid I-MELP/Waveform-Matching Speech Coder

Ali Erdem Ertan (1), Thomas P. Barnwell III (2)

(1) Texas Instruments, USA; (2) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

In this paper, we introduce a new approach to solve encoding method switching problems in a parametric/waveform-matching hybrid coder. This method only requires modification of the waveform-matching coder's target signal. For this purpose, we introduce a new pitch-synchronous cycle length modification method using the constant pitch transformation (CPT) and a frequency domain zero-phase equalization filter. An experimental I-MELP/PCM coder is used to explore the largest achievable quality improvement over a MELP coder. Test results show that encoding transitions with waveform-encoding techniques improves the quality over a fully parametric coder.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ertan, Ali Erdem / Barnwell III, Thomas P. (2005): "A pitch-synchronous pitch-cycle modification method for designing a hybrid i-MELP/waveform-matching speech coder", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 2725-2728.