First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

A Real-Time FIR-Based Felterbank, as the Acoustic Front End of a Speech Recognizer

Paul van Alphen, Louis C. W. Pols

Institute of Phonetic Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This paper describes the design of a digital filterbank, that runs in real-time on a single TMS 320 processor. The designed filterbank uses Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters, which enables exact time alignment for all frequencies. Furthermore, the output channels of the filterbank have a high frequency selectivity. This high selectivity has certain advantages, but also potential disadvantages, for instance with respect to low harmonics positioned inside or outside a specific filter. To ensure robustness of the filterbank to changes in f0, an algorithm is presented that eliminates most of these effects. Results for vowel identification are presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Alphen, Paul van / Pols, Louis C. W. (1989): "A real-time FIR-based felterbank, as the acoustic front end of a speech recognizer", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 1621-1624.