New Variable-Bit-Rate Scheme for Waveform Interpolative Coders

Heesik YANG  Sangbae JEONG  Minsoo HAHN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A   No.7   pp.1469-1472
Publication Date: 2007/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.7.1469
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
Keyword: 
waveform interpolation,  VBR or multimode,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we propose a new variable-bit-rate speech coder based on the waveform interpolation concept. After the coder extracts all parameters, the amounts of distortions between the current and the predicted parameters, which are estimated by extrapolation using the past two parameters, are measured for all parameters. A parameter is not transmitted unless the distortion exceeds the preset threshold. At the decoder side, the non-transmitted parameter is reconstructed by extrapolation with the past two parameters used to synthesize signals. In this way, we can reduce 26% of the total bit rate while maintaining the speech quality degradation below the 0.1 perceptual evaluation of speech quality (PESQ) score.