First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Variability of Excitation Parameters Derived from Robust Closed Phase Glottal Inverse Filtering

D. S. F. Chan, D. M. Brookes

Imperial College, University of London, UK

This paper presents a robust procedure for implementing glottal inverse filtering that requires no manual intervention. Speech from a number of individuals, male and female, has been analysed using this procedure and a glottal model has been fitted to the inverse filtered waveforms. Using the excitation waveform defined by the model, the vocal tract filter has been re-estimated using whole-cycle larynx synchronous analysis. The paper discusses the resultant formant tracks and also the intra-speaker and inter-speaker variability of the glottal model parameters for three selected vowels.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chan, D. S. F. / Brookes, D. M. (1989): "Variability of excitation parameters derived from robust closed phase glottal inverse filtering", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 2199-2202.