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LPCW: An LPC vocoder with linear predictive spectral warping

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2 Author(s)
Makhoul, J. ; Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc., Cambridge, Mass ; Cosell, L.

In ordinary linear prediction the speech spectral envelope is modeled by an all-pole spectrum. The error criterion employed guarantees a uniform fit across the whole frequency range. However, we know from speech perception studies that low frequencies are more important than high frequencies for perception. Therefore, a minimally redundant model would strive to achieve a uniform perceptual fit across the spectrum, which means that it should be able to represent low frequencies more accurately than high frequencies. This is achieved in the LPCW vocoder: an LPC vocoder employing our recently developed method of linear predictive warping (LPW). The result is improved speech quality for the same bit rate.

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Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, IEEE International Conference on ICASSP '76.  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

Apr 1976