Fundamental Frequency Estimation Using Modified Higher Order Moments and Multiple Windows

SV Pawi, BP Vaseghi, B Milner, S Ghorsi

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This paper proposes a set of higher-order modified moments for estimation of the fundamental frequency of speech and explores the impact of the speech window length on pitch estimation error. The pitch extraction methods are evaluated in a range of noise types and SNRs. For calculation of errors, pitch reference values are calculated from manually-corrected estimates of the periods obtained from laryngograph signals. The results obtained for the 3rd and 4th order modified moment compare well with methods based on correlation and magnitude difference criteria and the YIN method; with improved pitch accuracy and less occurrence of large errors
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association - Florence, Italy
Duration: 27 Aug 201131 Aug 2011


Conference12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
Abbreviated titleINTERSPEECH 2011

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