Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

On the Use of the Derivative of the Pole Trajectories of the LPC Analysis Parameter Sequence as an Alternative to Delta Parameters

F. Freitag, E. Monte, Javier Hernando

Dpt. TSC Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain

In this paper a new approach for modelling time variations in the speech spectra is presented. We propose to approximate the trajectories of the frequency and amplitude of the poles of the LPC spectra with exponential functions. The obtained time constants of the exponential functions are incorporated in the observation vector and used for recognition in an HMM based recognition system. The performance of the new parameters is tested using a database of connected digits. The recognition rates obtained with the new parameters are compared to results obtained with delta parameters.

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Bibliographic reference.  Freitag, F. / Monte, E. / Hernando, Javier (1995): "On the use of the derivative of the pole trajectories of the LPC analysis parameter sequence as an alternative to delta parameters", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1373-1376.