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Spectral phase algorithm for detecting and estimating pitch
Author(s): Joshua A. Tempkin; Douglas J. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

We describe a fast and efficient algorithm for automatic detection and estimation of the fundamental frequency F0 of a harmonic time-domain signal. The method is based on differentiation of the short time Fourier transform (STFT) phase, which is implemented as a cross-spectral product. In estimating and isolating the fundamental frequency, several enhancement processes are developed and applied to the TF surface to improve the signal quality. We describe the algorithm in detail and demonstrate the processing gain achieved at each step. In addition, we apply the algorithm to human speech to recover the pitch fundamental F0 and report the evaluation of the algorithm's performance on the Western Michigan vowel corpus.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4474, Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations XI, (20 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448687
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Joshua A. Tempkin, U.S. Department of Defense (United States)
Douglas J. Nelson, U.S. Department of Defense (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4474:
Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations XI
Franklin T. Luk, Editor(s)

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