EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Techniques for High-Quality ACELP Coding of Wideband Speech

B. Bessette (1), Roch Lefebvre (1), R. Salami (2), M. Jelinek (1), J. Vainio (3), J. Rotola-Pukkila (3), H. Mikkola (3), K. Jarvinen (3)

(1) University of Sherbrooke, Canada
(2) VoiceAge Corporation, Canada
(3) Nokia Research Center, Finland

We present in this paper new methods for achieving high-quality wideband speech at low rates using the ACELP algorithm. Several innovations are introduced to optimize the quality and minimize the complexity of the coder. A multi-rate wideband speech encoding algorithm based on these techniques was recently selected by 3GPP as the standard for AMR-WB, and is currently one of the candidates for the ITU-T wideband speech coder standard at around 16 kbit/sec. This standard was jointly developed by VoiceAge and Nokia.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bessette, B. / Lefebvre, Roch / Salami, R. / Jelinek, M. / Vainio, J. / Rotola-Pukkila, J. / Mikkola, H. / Jarvinen, K. (2001): "Techniques for high-quality ACELP coding of wideband speech", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1997-2000.