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High-resolution formant estimation and its application in frequency scaling of speech
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Paper Abstract

We present a method for accurate estimation of formant frequencies. The method is based on differentiating the phase of the short time Fourier transform. The motivation for the method is its application to the estimation of the recently introduced 'universal warping function' which is aimed at separating the speaker dependence from the phonetic content of a speech utterance. The universal warping function is determined by the nature of the relationship between formants of different speakers for phonetically similar sounds and requires an accurate estimate of formants. The proposed method provides sufficiently accuracy for its estimation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4119, Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing VIII, (4 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408613
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas J. Nelson, U.S. Dept. of Defense (United States)
S. Umesh, Indian Institute of Technology/Kanpur (India)
Leon Cohen, CUNY/Hunter College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4119:
Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing VIII
Akram Aldroubi; Andrew F. Laine; Michael A. Unser, Editor(s)

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