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A Band Extension Technique for Narrow-Band Telephony Speech Based on Full Wave Rectification
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2010/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
band extension, telephony speech, full wave rectification,
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This study investigates a band extension technique for narrow-band telephony speech. The proposed technique employs full wave rectification that nonlinearly generates high-band overtones from the low band. In order to improve the conventional technique, this study investigates a frame-by-frame gain control based on the estimation of gain parameter from narrow-band telephony speech. A subjective evaluation indicates that the proposed technique outperforms the conventional technique.