Detection of Glottal Closure Instant for Voiced Speech Using Wavelet Transform

웨이브렛 변환을 이용한 음성신호의 성문폐쇄시점 검출

  • 배건성 (경북대학교 전자, 전기공학부)
  • Published : 2000.09.01


During the phonation of voiced sounds, instants exist where the glottis is opened or closed, due to the periodic vibration of the vocal cord. When closed, this is called the glottal closure instant(GCI) or epoch.. The correct detection of the GCI is one of the important problems in speech processing for pitch detection, pitch synchronous analysis, and so on. Recently, it has been shown that the local maxima points of the wavelet transformed speech signal correspond to the GCIs of speech signal. In this paper, we investigate the accuracy of Gels estimated from this wavelet transformed speech signal. For this purpose we compare them with the negative peak points of the differentiated EGG signal that represents the actual GCIs of speech signal.