ISCA Archive Interspeech 2015
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2015

Glottal inverse filtering based on quadratic programming

Manu Airaksinen, Tom Bäckström, Paavo Alku

This study presents a novel quadratic programming based approach to glottal inverse filtering. The proposed method aims to jointly model the effect of the vocal tract and lip radiation with a single filter whose coefficients are optimized using the quadratic programming framework. This allows the proposed method to directly estimate the glottal flow of speech, which mitigates the problem of non-flat closed phases in inverse filtering estimates. The proposed method was objectively evaluated using a synthetic Liljencrants-Fant model based test set of sustained vowels containing a wide variety of phonation types and fundamental periods. The results indicate that the proposed method is robust to changes in f0 and state-of-the-art quality results were obtained for high pitch voices, when f0 is in the range 330 to 450Hz.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2015-507

Cite as: Airaksinen, M., Bäckström, T., Alku, P. (2015) Glottal inverse filtering based on quadratic programming. Proc. Interspeech 2015, 2342-2346, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2015-507

  author={Manu Airaksinen and Tom Bäckström and Paavo Alku},
  title={{Glottal inverse filtering based on quadratic programming}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2015},