Robust F0 Estimation Using ELS-Based Robust Complex Speech Analysis

Keiichi FUNAKI  Tatsuhiko KINJO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E91-A   No.3   pp.868-871
Publication Date: 2008/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e91-a.3.868
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
Keyword: 
F0 estimation,  analytic signal,  ELS (Extended Least Square),  robust complex speech analysis,  IRS filtered speech,  

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Summary: 
Complex speech analysis for an analytic speech signal can accurately estimate the spectrum in low frequencies since the analytic signal provides spectrum only over positive frequencies. The remarkable feature makes it possible to realize more accurate F0 estimation using complex residual signal extracted by complex-valued speech analysis. We have already proposed F0 estimation using complex LPC residual, in which the autocorrelation function weighted by AMDF was adopted as the criterion. The method adopted MMSE-based complex LPC analysis and it has been reported that it can estimate more accurate F0 for IRS filtered speech corrupted by white Gauss noise although it can not work better for the IRS filtered speech corrupted by pink noise. In this paper, robust complex speech analysis based on ELS (Extended Least Square) method is introduced in order to overcome the drawback. The experimental results for additive white Gauss or pink noise demonstrate that the proposed algorithm based on robust ELS-based complex AR analysis can perform better than other methods.