F0 Estimation of Speech Using SRH Based on TV-CAR Speech Analysis

Keiichi FUNAKI  Takehito HIGA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E96-A   No.11   pp.2187-2190
Publication Date: 2013/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E96.A.2187
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Smart Multimedia & Communication Systems)
Category: Engineering Acoustics
F0 estimation,  Summation Residual Harmonics (SRH),  complex analysis,  analytic signal,  

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This paper proposes novel robust speech F0 estimation using Summation Residual Harmonics (SRH) based on TV-CAR (Time-Varying Complex AR) analysis. The SRH-based F0 estimation was proposed by A. Alwan, in which the criterion is calculated from LP residual signals. The criterion is summation of residual spectrum value for harmonics. In this paper, we propose SRH-based F0 estimation based on the TV-CAR analysis, in which the criterion is calculated from the complex AR residual. Since complex AR residual provides higher resolution of spectrum, it can be considered that the criterion is effective for F0 estimation. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method performs better than conventional methods; weighted auto-correlation and YIN.