12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Tree Encoding for the ITU-T G.711.1 Speech Coder

Abdul Hannan Khan, Peter Kabal

McGill University, Canada

This paper examines enhancement to ITU-T Recommendation G.711.1 PCM wideband extension speech coder. To further improve the core lower-band coding performance the use of vector quantization and delayed decision coding is studied. A particular case of delayed decision coding, tree encoding, is implemented in the above standard. The bitstream is compatible with both the legacy G.711 and the G.711.1 decoder. PESQ (ITU-T P.862, Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality) is used to evaluate the performance. Both the vector quantizer and tree encoder have better performance than the original core layer encoder.

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Bibliographic reference.  Khan, Abdul Hannan / Kabal, Peter (2011): "Tree encoding for the ITU-t g.711.1 speech coder", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 2553-2556.