Author: Ho, Sai-keung
Title: Advanced time-frequency analysis for speech processing
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1999
Subject: Speech processing systems
Signal processing
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Department of Electronic Engineering
Pages: 69, [47] leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
Abstract: The primary objective of this project is to investigate the Time-Frequency Distribution/Representation (TFD/TFR) of speech signals, using Spectrogram and Generalised Time-Frequency Representation (GTFR). The work is beneficial to applications involving short-time analysis of speech signals in the area of speech recognition, coding and synthesis. In order to visualize the speech signals in different representations, a graphic display algorithm is established. This has been accomplished through the LINUX/MOTIF environment and a toolkit called Histoscope widgets. The time-frequency represenations of speech signals derived from the TIMIT database (clean speech) have been plot and compared. By means of a sinusoidal signal, the effect of suppressing the cross-terms and frequency bandwidth broadening are highlighted. Parameters such as window advance, window length and kernel slope are adjusted to provide further information regarding the schematic process of speech signal. The results show that a cone-shaped kernel GTFR is able to overcome the tradeoff between time and frequency resolution as well as improving the accuracy of the frequency span in a spectrogram.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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