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Linear Prediction of Speech

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Published by Springer Berlin Heidelberg in Berlin, Heidelberg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Physics

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    Statementby John D. Markel, Augustine H. Gray
    SeriesCommunication and Cybernetics -- 12, Communication and cybernetics -- 12.
    ContributionsGray, Augustine H.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC1-75
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] /
    Pagination1 online resource.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27071318M
    ISBN 103642662862
    ISBN 109783642662867
    OCLC/WorldCa858929542

    Two methods result, depending on whether the signal is assumed to be stationary or nonstationary. The resulting spectral matching formulation allows for the modeling of selected portions of a spectrum, for arbitrary spectral shaping in the frequency domain, and for the modeling of continuous as well as discrete spectra. In theory, the best CELP stream would be produced by trying all possible bit combinations and selecting the one that produces the best-sounding decoded signal. There is simply not enough spectral richness in a sinusoid. The input signal is divided into 20ms segments, and each segment is analyzed to provide the coefficients of the prediction filter, as shown below: A box labeled "Burg's algorithm" uses one of several methods for calculating the coefficients of the linear predictor each 20ms. This is somewhat popular in electronic music.

    There are several examples and computer-based demonstrations of the theory. We can check the hypothesis that intelligibility depends on the correlation between samples by introducing the correlation into some random signal that has no speech content. LPC demands that the vocal tract be driven by a flat spectrum --either an impulse or low- pitched impulse train or white noise --which is not physically accurate. The glottis the space between the vocal folds produces the buzz, which is characterized by its intensity loudness and frequency pitch. Hisses and pops are generated by the action of the tongue, lips and throat during sibilants and plosives. The different phonemes can be distinguished by their excitation source and spectral shape filter.

    This focus and its small size make the book different from many excellent texts which cover the topic, including a few that are actually dedicated to linear prediction. The adaptive pitch codebook is searched and its contribution removed. Interestingly, it was recognized from the beginning that the all- pole LPC vocal-tract model could be interpreted as a modified piecewise-cylindrical acoustic-tube model [ 20], and this interpretation was most explicit when the vocal-tract filters computed by LPC in direct form were realized as ladder filters [ ]. This is still a work in progress. That's why instead of minimizing the simple quadratic error, CELP minimizes the error for the perceptually weighted domain.


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Linear Prediction of Speech book

The prediction error is thus given by: The goal of the LPC analysis is to find the best prediction coefficients which minimize the quadratic error function: That can be done by making all derivatives equal to zero:.

There are several examples and computer-based demonstrations of the theory. Free shipping for individuals worldwide Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

A spectral interpretation is given to the normalized minimum prediction error. Interestingly, it was recognized from the beginning that the all- pole LPC vocal-tract model could be interpreted as a modified piecewise-cylindrical acoustic-tube model [ 20], and this interpretation was most explicit when the vocal-tract filters computed by LPC in direct form were realized as ladder filters [ ].

If the input to the linear predictor is the original voder speech signalthen the error signal is not very intelligible. Instead of a bank of bandpass filters, modern vocoders use a single filter usually implemented in a so-called lattice filter structure.

This focus and its small size make the book different from many excellent texts which cover the topic, including a few that are actually dedicated to linear prediction. For purposes of transmission, particular attention is given to the quantization and encoding of the reflection or partial correlation coefficients.

The problem here is that the excitation, white noise, does not match well what the human vocal cords do.

Speech Coding

That's why instead of minimizing the simple quadratic error, CELP minimizes the error for the perceptually weighted domain. Two methods result, depending on whether the signal is assumed to be stationary or nonstationary.

The original speech signalborrowed from the Voder demois sampled at 8kHz. Approximate results can be obtained by assuming a simple roll-off characteristic for the glottal pulse spectrum e.

Since the intelligibility information is contained in the coefficients produced by Burg's algorithm, we can manipulate the speed of the speech by manipulating these coefficients. LPC demands that the vocal tract be driven by a flat spectrum --either an impulse or low- pitched impulse train or white noise --which is not physically accurate.

His interests are in developing the mathematical side even more in the intersection of digital signal processing, matrix and polynomial algebra and functional analysis. Equivalently, this book sheds light on the following perspectives for each technology presented: Objective: What do we want to achieve and especially why is this goal important?

Note that we could also get fast speech by discarding every second speech sample, but the result is very different, having the overall pitch shifted up by a factor of two in addition to having the speech speeded up.

The writing style is meant to be suitable for self-study as well as for classroom use at the senior and first-year graduate levels. We can similarly speed up the speech by using each set of coefficients to reconstruct 10ms worth of speech rather than 20ms, the result is fast speech.

As such, when a predictor is working well, the error signal will have little residual correlation between samples. More sophisticated techniques, such as those used today in digital cellular phones, analyze the speech further to construct much better excitation signals.

LPC synthesizes the speech signal by reversing the process: use the buzz parameters and the residue to create a source signal, use the formants to create a filter which represents the tubeand run the source through the filter, resulting in speech.

This includes properties such as computational, memory, acoustic and transmission capacity of devices used. Hisses and pops are generated by the action of the tongue, lips and throat during sibilants and plosives.Perceptual linear predictive (PLP) analysis of speech Hynek Hermansky •) Speech Technology Labora tory' Division of Panasonic Technologies, Inc., State Street Santa Barbora.

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Although prediction is only a part of the more general topics of linear estimation, filtering, and smoothing, this book focuses on linear prediction. This has enabled detailed discussion of a. Speech Analysis and Synthesis by Linear Prediction of the Speech Wave B.

S. ATAL AND SUZANNE L. HANAUER Bdl Telephone ]•aboralor•e.s, Ineorporaled, Murray Hill, IVew Jersey We describe a procedure for effÉcient encoding of the speech wave by representing it in terms of time-varying.

Feb 03,  · LPC is motivated by the fact that a speech signal can be represented as a linear combination of previous speech samples (typically predictors). I like to look at this as an Auto Regressive type times series forecasting on the speech signal.

Feb 16,  · Linear predictive coding (LPC) is a tool used mostly in audio signal processing and speech processing for representing the spectral envelope of a digital signal of speech. linear prediction and its application to speech processing in book and survey form (see in particular the classic references by J.

Makhoul [91] and by J. D. Markel and A.H. Gray Jr []), the historical prereq-uisites for this article provide a natural motivation for providing my own overview emphasizing certain key common points and di erences.