Search-Free Codebook Mapping for Artificial Bandwidth Extension

Heewan PARK  Byungsik YOON  Sangwon KANG  Andreas SPANIAS  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E95-B   No.4   pp.1479-1482
Publication Date: 2012/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E95.B.1479
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Multimedia Systems for Communications
Keyword: 
speech enhancement,  artificial bandwidth extension,  codebook mapping,  AMR,  

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Summary: 
A new codebook mapping algorithm for artificial bandwidth extension (ABE) is introduced in this paper. We design a wideband line spectrum pair (LSP) codebook which is coupled with the same index as the LSP codebook of a narrowband speech codec. The received narrowband LSP codebook indices are used to directly induce wideband LSP codewords. Thus, the proposed scheme eliminates codebook search processing to estimate the wideband spectrum envelope. We apply the proposed scheme to bandwidth extension in adaptive multi-rate (AMR) compressed domain. Its performance is assessed via the perceptual evaluation of speech quality (PESQ), informal listening tests, and weighted million operations per second (WMOPS) calculations.