First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Combined Optimization of Excitation and Filter Parameters in Analysis-by-Synthesis Coders

K. Y. Lee, B. G. Evans

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildf ord, Surrey, UK

Analysis-by-Synthesis LPC (ABS-LPC) based speech cod- ing schemes have been very successful at producing good quality speech below 8Kbit/s. In this paper we report on work to further enhance on the capabilities of ABS-LPC schemes, particularly CELP. Specifically, our attention has been focused on reoptimising the time-varying filter of ABS-LPC schemes by introducing a sequential iterative estimation procedure which extracts the best excitation and filter combination. Also, by adopting a pole-zero filter in place of the all-pole LPC filter a more general approach is introduced which gives better coverage of the speech variations. This new coder, ARMA-CELP, was found to give good objective and subjective results when compared with a standard CELP coder.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lee, K. Y. / Evans, B. G. (1989): "Combined optimization of excitation and filter parameters in analysis-by-synthesis coders", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 2501-2504.