A method of speech periodicity enhancement using transform-domain signal decomposition
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AbstractPeriodicity is an important property of speech signals. It is the basis of the signal's fundamental frequency and the pitch of voice, which is crucial to speech communication. This paper presents a novel framework of periodicity enhancement for noisy speech. The enhancement is applied to the linear prediction residual of speech. The residual signal goes through a constant-pitch time warping process and two sequential lapped-frequency transforms, by which the periodic component is concentrated in certain transform coefficients. By emphasizing the respective transform coefficients, periodicity enhancement of noisy residual signal is achieved. The enhanced residual signal and estimated linear prediction filter parameters are used to synthesize the output speech. An adaptive algorithm is proposed for adjusting the weights for the periodic and aperiodic components. Effectiveness of the proposed approach is demonstrated via experimental evaluation. It is observed that harmonic structure of the original speech could be properly restored to improve the perceptual quality of enhanced speech.
All Author(s) ListHuang F., Lee T., Kleijn W.B., Kong Y.-Y.
Journal nameSpeech Communication
Volume Number67
PublisherElsevier BV
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Pages102 - 112
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAdaptive coefficient weighting, Periodic-aperiodic decomposition, Speech enhancement, Speech periodicity, Transform-domain representation

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