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Novel auditory motivated subband temporal envelope based fundamental frequency estimation algorithm

Chandra Sekhar, S and Pilli, Sridhar and Lakshmikanth, C and Sreenivas, TV (2006) Novel auditory motivated subband temporal envelope based fundamental frequency estimation algorithm. In: European Signal Proc Conf (EUSIPCO), , September 2006, Florence, Italy.

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Abstract

We address the problem of estimating the fundamental frequency of voiced speech. We present a novel solution motivated by the importance of amplitude modulation in sound processing and speech perception. The new algorithm is based on a cumulative spectrum computed from the temporal envelope of various subbands. We provide theoretical analysis to derive the new pitch estimator based on the temporal envelope of the bandpass speech signal. We report extensive experimental performance for synthetic as well as natural vowels for both realworld noisy and noise-free data. Experimental results show that the new technique performs accurate pitch estimation and is robust to noise. We also show that the technique is superior to the autocorrelation technique for pitch estimation.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 06:12
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 06:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/42030

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