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International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP)

ISSN: 2074-9074 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9082 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIGSP Vol.2, No.2, Dec. 2010

A NEW DISTORTION MEASURE FOR PARAMETER QUANTIZATION BASED ON MELP

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Author(s)

Ye Li,Jingde Xu,Qinghua Li,Huijuan Cui,Kun Tang

Index Terms

Speech coding; superframe; pitch quantization;lsf quantization

Abstract

Parameter quantization is very important for the synthetic speech quality of the vocoder. A new distortion measure for pitch as well as lsf quantization in ultra low bit rate Vocoder, whose parameters for several consecutive frames are grouped into a vector and jointly quantized to obtain high coding efficiency, is proposed based on mixed excitation linear prediction(MELP) vocoder. The product of sum of band pass voicing coefficients and gain parameter is used to denote the weighting factor of pitch as well as lsf parameters of current speech frame in the consecutive frames using weighted squared Euclidean distance measure to search the vector codebook. Comparing with the traditional method for a constant weighting factor by distinguishing Voiced/Unvoiced(UV) pattern of each speech frame, objective test results show that the quantization distortion of pitch is reduced by 3.3% and the mean opinion score (MOS) is increased by almost 0.1(3.5%).

Cite This Paper

Ye Li,Jingde Xu,Qinghua Li,Huijuan Cui,Kun Tang, "A NEW DISTORTION MEASURE FOR PARAMETER QUANTIZATION BASED ON MELP", IJIGSP, vol.2, no.2, pp.46-52, 2010.

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