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Reconstruction of Continuous Voiced Speech from Whispers

McLoughlin, Ian Vince, Li, Jingjie, Song, Yan (2013) Reconstruction of Continuous Voiced Speech from Whispers. Proc. Interspeech 2013, (August). pp. 1022-1026. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:48856)

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Abstract

Whispers are an important secondary vocal communications mechanism, that can be necessary for communicating private information and which are an integral aspect of natural human- to-human dialogue. Furthermore, they may be the primary com- munications method of those suffering from certain forms of aphonia, such as laryngectomees. This paper considers the con- version of continuous whispers to natural-sounding speech, and proposes a new reconstruction method based upon the synthesis of individual formants as excitation source, followed by artifi- cial glottal modulation. Early results show that the proposed method can improve quality and intelligibility over the original whispers when evaluated using continuous speech. It requires neither apriori nor speaker-dependent information, is of rela- tively low-complexity and suitable for real-time processing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: whispers, speech reconstruction, whisper-to- speech conversion
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Ian McLoughlin
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 09:50 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48856 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McLoughlin, Ian Vince: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7111-2008
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