American Journal of Applied Sciences

Analytical Study of High Pitch Delay Resolution Technique for Tonal Speech Coding

Suphattharachai Chomphan and Chutarat Chompunth

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2012.350.353

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 350-353

Abstract

Problem statement: In tonal-language speech, since tone plays important role not only on the naturalness and also the intelligibility of the speech, it must be treated appropriately in a speech coder algorithm. Approach: This study proposes an analytical study of the technique of High Pitch Delay Resolutions (HPDR) applied to the adaptive codebook of core coder of Multi-Pulse based Code Excited Linear Predictive (MP-CELP) coder. Results: The experimental results show that the speech quality of the MP-CELP speech coder with HPDR technique is improved above the speech quality of the conventional coder. An optimum resolution of pitch delay is also presented. Conclusion: From the analytical study, it has been found that the proposed technique can improve the speech coding quality.

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© 2012 Suphattharachai Chomphan and Chutarat Chompunth. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.