# Questions tagged [speech-processing]

Speech processing is the study of speech signals and the processing methods of these signals.

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### Audio Processing Glossary

I'm new to audio processing and I hope here be a good place to ask about the definition of terms in this context. My question is what is difference between sound, audio, voice, speech and tone, from ...
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### Are delta and double delta features needed when classifying with LSTM

I understand that the combination of MFCCs, deltas and double deltas is a good feature to be used with HMMs for keyword detection problems. HMMs are limited by Markov Property and this limitation is ...
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### What are i-vectors and x-vectors in the context of Speech Recognition?

I have read that i-vectors and x-vectors are widely used in speaker recognition tasks but I don't get the difference between them and how exactly they work. Can someone explain it starting from the ...
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### how does the Frequency spectrum of a signal change in the logarithmic space?

I am trying to implement basic homomorphic filtering but I can't seem to understand what happens in the frequency domain when you take the natural logarithm of the function. In Matlab I'm getting not ...
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### Is there any way that we can perform speech recognition without using Fourier transforms?

I am trying to research about speech recognition and why everyone uses Fourier transforms in going about the topic. I know that we get information related to the frequency of each sound uttered which ...
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### Silence removal from the audio

Suppose i've a mp3 file. I performed FFT of that mp3 file. Then is it good to state the following: 1. Silence occurs by that particular DFT point whose magnitude is lesser than some threshold. 2. ...
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### MATLAB & Power Spectral Density - Error - Getting the same range of values regardless of sound type?

I wrote code [attached at end of question] to take .wav files of child vocalizations and tried to see if there are valid ranges for the formants F1:F2:F3 for the 5 ...
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### Relationship between Frequency response, magnitude spectrum and gain

I have been reading quite a lot of DSP related materials online and offline (books etc.) lately. I come across the terms frequency response and ...
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### Difference between applying a window to a whole signal and frames.

I'm going to do feature extraction using a speech signal. The first step is the windowing of the signal using Hamming window. I'd like to know if I should apply one single window to the whole ...
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### How to prevent Octave Jumping in ACF of Speech Signal?

I'm working with speech signals and my aim is to estimate the fundamental frequency $\ F_0$ of this signal often called as "pitch". The main idea is taking small blocks of the speech signal such ...
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### How to edit audios so that they have the same length

I have a dataset of audio files, which differ on their lengths by a couple of milliseconds. Some are little shorter than 1s and some are little longer than 1s. They all have the same sampling rate, ...
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### How to convert NIST to RIFF wav file

I have a dataset of audios(namely TIDIGITS, collected at Texas Instruments, Inc.) and they are in .wav format. However, when I try to read them from python, I get the following error: ...
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### audio filter designing

I know the basic filtering techniques available in signal processing.Does audio signal specifically have any different filtering method?.My application is to filter out the background noise in speech ...
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### MFCC Classification

I'm working on gender estimation from speech signal and I completed MFCC feature extraction. So now I'm trying to estimate gender from these features. But I have frames for an audio file and I ...
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### How do i remove the DC component from an audio signal using Matlab2016?

I have been doing speech processing in matlab2016, and am stack on how to remove DC component. I tried using the the function y=x-x(mean) but it seems not to ...
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### Is there a known correlation between human voice (360Hz to 5kHz) and the frequencies above/below that?

Hello SignalProcessing! Given the important frequencies of a human voice (360Hz to 5kHz) to communicate and the frequencies above and below that make the voice sound way better. Imagine we are ...
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### Quantify the difference between two audio spectrograms

I have two speech signals of the same length. They contain the exact same speech content but are recorded from two different microphones. I want to compare the differences between them. 1) Assuming ...
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### Normalize speech features per dimensions or across dimensions

I am working on pipelines for audio processing (audio features that will go into a neural net to create some embeddings). We are using two features : Filter banks, or MFCC. I was wondering what was ...
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### Cepstrum: IFFT or FFT to enter the cepstral domain?

I'm trying to implement source-filter separation of some pre-recorded speech in Max/MSP. I'm unsure of whether one uses an FFT to enter the cepstral domain, or an IFFT. Some of the textbooks and ...
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### Octave: Finding the mean fundamental frequency given an audio signal

I have an audio .wav file of someone's speech of which I want to find the mean fundamental frequency. Till now, all I have managed to do is load the data into a vector and (roughly) filter the silence ...
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### How to make the impulse response sparse? How does one know that the channel is sparse?

I am new to sparse channel estimation algorithms and reading research articles. One such paper is blind sparse channel estimation using a modification of the BOMP technique titled, "Blind Acoustic ...
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### taking FFT from DCT

There is a speech signal, $y[n]$, in the time-domain. To take it to the frequency-domain, DCT has been got from $y[n]$ (w = dct(y) in MATLAB). After it, I applied ...
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### The origin of constants in mel-scale formula

To convert frequency to mel, we usually use formula: $$\mathrm{mel}(f) = 1127 \ln \left(1 + \frac{f}{700}\right)$$ I wonder where are $1127$ and $700$ came from? I've read the paper which ...
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### How to correctly classify voice from other sound events?

I have a huge labeled dataset of several thousand sound events, including human voice, dish washing, things falling to the ground, among others. I need to report when a human voice event takes place....