International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 1999)

Florence, Italy
September 1-3, 1999

Glottal Open Quotient Estimation Using Linear Prediction

Nathalie Henrich (1,2), Boris Doval (l), Christophe d'Alessandro (l)

(1) LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France. (2) LAM (UPMC, CNRS, Ministère de la culture), Paris, France

A new method for the estimation of the voice open quotient is presented. Assuming abrupt glottal closures, the glottal flow waveform is considered as the impulse response of an anticausal two-poles filter. It is defined by four parameters: T0, Av, Oq and αm. The last three ones are estimated by a second-order linear prediction of the inverse filtered speech. Results on synthetic and natural speech signals are reported and compared with measurements on the corresponding electroglottographic signals.

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Bibliographic reference.  Henrich, Nathalie / Doval, Boris / d'Alessandro, Christophe (1999): "Glottal open quotient estimation using linear prediction", In MAVEBA-1999, 12-17.