Pitch extraction using modified higher order moments

Pawi, A., Vaseghi, S. V. and Milner, B. P. (2010) Pitch extraction using modified higher order moments. In: IEEE International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2010-03-14 - 2010-03-19.

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Abstract

This paper proposes a set of higher-order modified moments as alternative objective criteria for pitch extraction and explores the impact of the speech window length on pitch estimation error. To obtain the Kth order modified moment, each speech frame is split into a positive-valued signal and a negative-valued signal. The magnitudes of the Kth order moments for the positive and the negative valued signals are obtained and combined. The proposed objective criteria form a relatively sharp peak around the true pitch value compared to the correlation function. For calculation of errors, pitch reference (`ground truth') values are calculated from manually-corrected estimates of the periods obtained from laryngograph signals. The results obtained for the third order modified moment are compared with the results for correlation and magnitude difference criteria and the YIN method. The modified moments provide improved pitch accuracy with less occurrence of large errors (e.g. half or double pitch estimation errors).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2011 16:21
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2018 13:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/23778
DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2010.5495050

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