12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

A Pitch Tracking Corpus with Evaluation on Multipitch Tracking Scenario

Gregor Pirker, Michael Wohlmayr, Stefan Petrik, Franz Pernkopf

Technische Universität Graz, Austria

In this paper, we introduce a novel pitch tracking database (PTDB) including ground truth signals obtained from a laryngograph. The database, referenced as PTDB-TUG, consists of 2342 phonetically rich sentences taken from the TIMIT corpus. Each sentence was at least recorded once by a male and a female native speaker. In total, the database contains 4720 recordings from 10 male and 10 female speakers. Furthermore, we evaluated two multipitch tracking systems on a subset of speakers to provide a benchmark for further research activities. The database can be downloaded at

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Bibliographic reference.  Pirker, Gregor / Wohlmayr, Michael / Petrik, Stefan / Pernkopf, Franz (2011): "A pitch tracking corpus with evaluation on multipitch tracking scenario", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 1509-1512.