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Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (1994)
Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Oct. 31, 1994 to Nov. 2, 1994
ISSN: 1058-6393
ISBN: 0-8186-6405-3
pp: 1237-1241
R.K. Whitman , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
D.M. Etter , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
ABSTRACT
Numerous techniques have been developed to estimate the pitch periods in speech signals. These techniques use a variety of methods in both the time and frequency domains to estimate the pitch periods. An investigation is made into a time domain algorithm which uses a non-linear differential operator developed by Teager (see B. Gold, J. Acoust. Soc. of America, vol.34, no.7, p.916-921, 1962, and vol.46, no.2, pt.2, p.442-448, 1969), called an energy operator, to estimate the pitch period of the speech data. When the energy operator is applied to a voiced speech signal, it produced a signal with enhanced glottal pulses. From this signal, the pitch period is estimated and the resulting pitch track is smoothed. All operations in this algorithm are done in the time domain.<>
INDEX TERMS
speech processing, time-domain analysis, nonlinear differential equations, smoothing methods, low-pass filters, frequency estimation, speech enhancement
CITATION

R. Whitman and D. Etter, "An investigation of estimating pitch periods using a non-linear differential operator," Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers(ACSSC), Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 1995, pp. 1237-1241.
doi:10.1109/ACSSC.1994.471656
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