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How to analyze baby speech time series

I've been collecting speech data for my baby brother (who is now 6 months old) with the intention of doing computational analysis of the development of his speech patterns. I haven't much deep ...
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Speech corpora for VAD

I'm doing a student research project connected with VAD. And I want to find speech corpora with added noise. I found many references to the NIST Speaker Recognition Corpora. But unfortunately, all ...
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What does MATLAB display when plotting a sound signal?

When you load the speech file 'mtlb' in MATLAB (which is by the way the voice of a woman saying the word 'MATLAB'), and plot the data, you get the following plot: My question is this: what does the ...
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Calculating Delta MFCC, correct formula?

I have seen different formulations of how to calculate delta mfccs. In general, I want to be consistent in such a way that if have other features to look at other than mfccs, the way I would ...
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Using 8 bit samples for speech comparison

I am making a speech comparison app in javascript. I found this dsp.SE post: Speech comparison algorithm for rating on similarities, where I read it is best to use mfcc and dtw algorithms. I ...
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Mask a voice tone

What are the best ways to mask a voice tone, like what they do during news shows on television sometimes? Is there a way that is not reversibile? I think that a ...
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Obtaining signal energy modulation for voice activity detection

Im currently working on VAD (voice activity detection) topic. Since I'm beginner in digital signal processing, I've started to wonder if calculating single frame energy (after aplying FFT to it) and ...
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how can i center an audio signal?

I'm trying to reconstruct an audio signal, and below is what i got after rescaling. How can i obtain centered audio signal such as below? SOLVED: ruoho ruotsi's answer addresses my problem :) ...
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Why are the observation features of an HMM-based recognition/synthesis system modeled by a Gaussian distribution?

Why are the observation features (namely MFCCs) of an HMM-based recognition/synthesis system modeled by a Gaussian distribution? Even the state duration is modeled by a Gaussian in this paper: K. ...
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What are good estimates for phonemes length?

I am working in a phoneme recognition project, the language that I am using is "English". I have a tool that converts each written phrase in phonemes. Also I have an estimation of the time length of ...
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Averaging Different Length Speech Signal

I have around 10 wav audio files all containing same word spoken i.e. 'Hello' but all having different length. So lets say 1st file when loaded consist of 20000 samples, 2nd of 15000, 3rd of 18000 ...
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Unique feature value for each phoneme

I'm working in a speech recognition project for the university. I'm using the TIMIT dataset and pylearn2 as machine learning library. The project need to be simple, and it doesn't have to follow the ...
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Matching two video conversations

I have two video where two person having conversation. They begin recording different times. I want to match these two videos' frame numbers, i.e. By matching audio. How can I do that?
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Bandwidth of time-varying harmonics of speech

For speech signals, do the harmonics have a constant bandwidth above some threshold (arbitrarily, -6 dB dropoffs)? Or does this bandwidth decrease with the upper harmonics? If this is not known, how ...
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Phone conversation diarization with LIUM

I am trying split call-center recording by speakers. LIUM seems to fit great. But results look random to me (green is etalon, gray is what I get): So I think I am doing something wrong. Maybe ...
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What is actually transmitted following LPC of a speech frame?

For each frame, what's sent over to the receiver for decoding? The coefficients , pitch in some bits, voiced/unvoiced classification in another bit? Another broad question to develop intuition about ...
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Fourier Transform for speech signal [closed]

I need some clue on how to apply the Fourier transform to a wideband discrete signal like speech in Matlab. What I want to do is to apply the MUSIC algorithm to the speech recorded by a set of ...
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FFmpeg audio filter pipeline for speech enhancement

Using ffmpeg, I'm recording a talk, its audio with a semi-distant microphone. It makes sense to somewhat enhance the speech clarity, reduce background static and ...
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Preprocessing signal before LPC

I have a signal that contains the speaking of three vowels. The signal is contaminated with dc offset and an interference at 60 Hz. I want to perform LPC for the synthesis of the spoken vowels. Do I ...
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Watermark audio files

Is there a simple technique to watermark .wav audio files? So that a third person that receives them could check the authencity of the file. I'm trying to come with ideas for a school project. So I ...
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Separate two voices from a speech signal [closed]

I have to make a project college. I have to come with some application of signals that I can implement in MATLAB. Is it possible to separate two voices from an audio signal, say a .waw file ? I ...
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pitch extraction for speech

I am building an LPC analysis tool, and am at the point of needing to do pitch period analysis. I was initially interested in using the Gold & Rabiner algorithm for this, and got a hold of a ...
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VAD speech databases

Does anybody know any open voice/speech annotated database for Voice Activity Detection? Or any other corpus for speech evaluation purposes? The ones I know are private: AURORA, TIMIT, SpeechDat-Car, ...
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Pesq numbers and clean speech comparison to processed speech

I am trying to evaluate my processed speech for my DSP project. My project is an implementation of an MMSE algorithm proposed by Y.Ephraim and D. Malah, "Speech Enhancement Using a Minimum Mean Square ...
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Phase Estimation in speech enhancement

I am reading a recent paper titled "Phase Estimation of Speech Enhancement - unimportant, important, or impossible?" by Grekmann et al. published in the 2012 the IEEE convention. The paper proposes an ...
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Removing vocoder effect from audio file

There are many tutorials and guides explaining how to create a "robotic" voice by using a vocoder or a mix of filters that change pitch, tempo and maybe add a slight echoed delay. However, is it ...
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Why the formula below are critically-damped second-order linear systems?

This is part formula of command-response model (Fujisaki Model): ...
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Comparing signals recorded using diffrent methods

Suppose we have two signals( focus to audio) recorded with different methods, or more simply, suppose we have two audio signals recorded with different microphone, and we want to confirm that these ...
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The logarithm Energy measure in Speech

I am studying the mel-frequency cepstral coefficient (MFCC) and have downloaded a pdf which is related to MFCC from this link. It is about the "ETSI ES 201 108" ETSI ES 201 108 - Speech ...
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Parameters for signal analysis

I am extremely new to signal analysis. And before posting I did a lot of reading on signal analysis, FFT and windowing. I am working on my thesis which involves comparison of speech signals lets say ...
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Detecting changes between voice and music

I have a bunch of audio files that have both speech and music parts (think radio). For instance, a given file might consist of the following sections: ...
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peak-to-peak test between two signal

Suppose that we have different signals (Pulses). I would like to study which signal has deterministic peak-to-peak distant (lag). For example A=[1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1] and B=[1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1] and ...
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Voice Audio Detection algorithm

I have to detect speech intervals in large pre-recorded files in my project. I think, there won't be so much noise in the background (audio will be recordered in the room or even in the studio), but ...
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MFCC Deltas, Delta-Deltas

I have just a quick question about how to calculate Deltas from MFCC. I have found the formula for calculating deltas here: ...
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Adaptive Delta Modulation For Speech Signals

I need to implement an adaptive delta modulation encoder and decoder using matlab for my term project. How can I code a good adaptive delta modulation? How can I change ...
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Algorithm to detect if a spoken phrase matches a previously spoken phrase

I would like to create a very simple system that allows a user to train (once or multiple times) a spoken phrase (from 1 word to a whole sentence.) Then the (same) user would speak the phrase back, ...
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Non human formant frequencies

Some animals are specially trained to repeat human phrases, others just make sounds that people interpret as speech. In this video a rooster seems to say "Cristo Viene" (Christ is coming). Taking ...
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How to compare vocal words in matlab

We as a group are new to signal processing and speech recognition. We have stored .wav sounds of three different words and we are trying to record a new .wav sound and have the system compare the ...
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MFCC calculation

I've got a project and need to calculate MFCCs. I tried to read some tutorials and then make a MATLAB function but I seem to have wrong answers. I'd like to feed MFCCs to one of the classification ...
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Using DTW on the MFCC's to match a spoken word to a template

I am trying to code a simple algorithm in Matlab that would be used to detect a single word. The goal would be to have a user record the word one time to act as a template, then make the user repeat ...
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Speech Overlap Detection

I’m trying to figure out how to go about differentiating between a single-voice speech and a multiple-voice conversation in which voices overlap. In other words – the moment of overlap is what I’m ...
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Speech discrimination from animal sound

i am looking for discrimination of speech from animal sound if you take a 150ms frame of speech and bird as shown below, what feature can i extract from them so that i can effectively state the ...
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Relationship between frame rate and sampling frequency in speech signal processing?

While I was going through the short time processing of speech signals, I got stuck at the relationship between the frame rate and the sampling frequency. Is there any relationship between them for ...
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Speech signal Quality & Speech signal improvement

I'm trying find authoritative references for [1] Which analyzing techniques (time/frequency domain) i should use for determining the quality of a speech signal. [2] Which algorithms i should run ...
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PSOLA how to calculate synthesized Marks

I have successfully extracts all Pitch Markers from waveforms, I used autocorrelation to find my pitch periods, The markers can be observed in the figure below: I want change my signal (Pitch or ...
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Why do envelope extraction before pitch detection?

I am referring to this report on pitch estimation. The author does envelope extraction using Hilbert transform before applying AMDF. What is the advantage of doing that? Is speech a narrowband ...
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Estimation of Glottal Closure Instant

Glottal Closure Instants (GCIs) are referred to the instances of significant excitation of the vocal tract. I have seen in some papers that I can measure instant of glottal closure in a voiced segment ...
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When should I calculate PSD instead of plain FFT magnitude spectrum?

I have a thirty-second speech signal that was sampled at 44.1 kHz. Now, I would like to show what frequencies the speech has. However, I'm not sure what would be the best way to do that. It seems ...
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Speech segmentation for speaker recognition

I'm trying to implement a speaker recognition system and want to make sure I'm aware of the latest trends in speech segmentation. I've read a number of very different methods at a higher level but I'm ...
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Examples of cases where “invariance to transformation” on signal is important

I realize that this might not be the most well-formulated question, but I figured I'd throw it out there as an open-ended discussion that could turn up some interesting input. I'm relatively new to ...