Re: Origin of the Mel frequency scale equation? ("N.H. Zheng" )

Subject: Re: Origin of the Mel frequency scale equation?
From:    "N.H. Zheng"  <nhzheng@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Mon, 10 Mar 2008 17:16:15 +0800

An earlier paper describing the Mel frequency is: Comparison of Parametric Representations for Monosyllabic Word Recognition in Continuously Spoken Sentences IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. ASSP-28, NO. 4, AUGUST 1980 pp.357 Nengheng ______________________________________________ Nengheng Zheng, Ph.D. Digital Signal Processing and Speech Technology Laboratory Department of Electronic Engineering The Chinese University of Hong Kong Email: nhzheng@xxxxxxxx ----- Original Message ----- From: "Arturo Camacho" <acamacho@xxxxxxxx> To: <AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 2:09 PM Subject: Origin of the Mel frequency scale equation? > Dear members of the list, > > I am looking for the reference of first use of the equation > > m = C log(1+f/700) > > known as mel frequency scale transformation. In Wikipedia says that the > scale was originated by Stevens, Volkman and Newman in 1937 (J. Acoust. > Soc. Am 8(3) 185--190), but the paper only has tabulated data and no > equation. The paper by S.B. Davis & P. Mermelstein (1980), "Comparison of > parametric representations for monosyllabic word recognition in > continuously spoken sentences", IEEE Trans. on ASSP 28, 357-366 is usually > cited in the speech recognition community as origin of MFCCs, but the > equation is absent there as well. > > Thanks, > > Arturo > > -- > __________________________________________________ > > Arturo Camacho, PhD > Alumni > Computer and Information Science and Engineering > University of Florida > > E-mail: acamacho@xxxxxxxx > Web page: > __________________________________________________ >

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