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Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 12:16:39 +0100 (MET)
From: Toth Laszlo <email@example.com>
Subject: voiced/unvoiced detection
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there is a vast literature on estimating pitch based on simulations of
auditory processing. However, there seems to be much less information about
how to discriminate pitched and not pitched (noise-like) parts of a signal.
In speech processing the voiced/unvoiced decision is usually considered
more difficult than the measurement of pitch itself.
How would you measure how strong the sensation of "pitchedness"? Does
this make sense at all, or it is a binary decision, that is, we either
hear or don't hear a pitch?
Especially, I'm looking for ideas about how to make the voiced/unvoiced
detection of speech using auditory-like processing, eg. the summary
autocorrelogram. In this case I'd guess I should measure how strongly the
peak "dominates" the summary autocorrelogram. What would give a measure
of this? E.g. a narrower peak means more definite pitch sensation than a
wide, diffuse one? Or it is the height of the peak compared to its
neighborhood that counts? If so, how wide "neighborhood" should I check?
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