The Flattening Algorithm of Speech Spectrum by Quadrature Mirror Filter

QMF에 의한 음성스펙트럼의 평탄화 알고리즘

  • Published : 2006.10.31


Pre-emphasizing the speech compensates for falloff at high frequencies. The most common form of pre-emphasis is y(n)=s(n)-A${\cdot}$s(n-1), where A typically lies between 0.9 and 1.0 in voiced signal. And, this value reflects the degree of pre-emphasis and equals R(1)/R(0) in conventional method. This paper proposes a new flattening method to compensate the weaked high frequency components that occur by vocal cord characteristic. We used QMF(Quardrature Mirror Filter) to minimize the output signal distortion. After using the QMF to compensate high frequency components, flattening process is followed by R(1)/R(0) at each frame. Experimental results show that the proposed method flattened the weaked high frequency components effectively than auto correlation method. Therefore, the flattening algorithm will apply in speech signal processing like speech recognition, speech analysis and synthesis.


QMF(Quadrature Mirror Filter)