10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Glottal Closure and Opening Instant Detection from Speech Signals

Thomas Drugman, Thierry Dutoit

Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium

This paper proposes a new procedure to detect Glottal Closure and Opening Instants (GCIs and GOIs) directly from speech waveforms. The procedure is divided into two successive steps. First a meanbased signal is computed, and intervals where speech events are expected to occur are extracted from it. Secondly, at each interval a precise position of the speech event is assigned by locating a discontinuity in the Linear Prediction residual. The proposed method is compared to the DYPSA algorithm on the CMU ARCTIC database. A significant improvement as well as a better noise robustness are reported. Besides, results of GOI identification accuracy are promising for the glottal source characterization.

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Bibliographic reference.  Drugman, Thomas / Dutoit, Thierry (2009): "Glottal closure and opening instant detection from speech signals", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2891-2894.