Improvement of Probabilistic Acoustic Tube model for speech decomposition

Yang Zhang, Zhijian Ou, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson

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Abstract

Current model-based speech analysis tends to be incomplete - only a part of parameters of interest (e.g. only the pitch or vocal tract) are modeled, while the rest that might as well be important are disregarded. The drawback is that without joint modeling of parameters that are correlated, the analysis on speech parameters may be inaccurate or even incorrect. Under this motivation, we have proposed such a model called PAT (Probabilistic Acoustic Tube), where pitch, vocal tract and energy are jointly modeled. This paper proposes an improved version of PAT model, named PAT2, where both signal and probabilistic modeling are tremendously renovated. Compared to related works, PAT2 is much more comprehensive, which incorporates mixed excitation, glottal wave and phase modeling. Experimental results show its ability in decomposing speech into desirable parameters and its potential for speech synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7929-7933
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479928927
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014 - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 4 2014May 9 2014

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period5/4/145/9/14

Keywords

  • Probabilistic generative model
  • model-based speech processing
  • speech modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Zhang, Y., Ou, Z., & Hasegawa-Johnson, M. (2014). Improvement of Probabilistic Acoustic Tube model for speech decomposition. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014 (pp. 7929-7933). [6855144] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6855144