An Efficient Dimension Reduction Quantization Scheme for Speech Vocal Parameters

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Qiang Xiao 1,* Liang Chen 1 Ya Wang 1

1. Institute of Communications Engineering, PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210007, China

* Corresponding author.


Received: 3 May 2010 / Revised: 24 Aug. 2010 / Accepted: 2 Dec. 2010 / Published: 8 Feb. 2011

Index Terms

Low bit rate speech coding, Line Spectrum Pair (LSP), Compressed Sensing (CS), Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), Karhunen-Loeve Transform (KLT)


To achieve good reconstruction speech quality in a very low bit rate speech codecs, an efficient dimension reduction quantization scheme for the linear spectrum pair (LSP) parameters is proposed based on compressed sensing (CS). In the encoder, the LSP parameters extracted from consecutive speech frames are shaped into a high dimensional vector, and then the dimension of the vector is reduced by CS to produce a low dimensional measurement vector, the measurements are quantized using the split vector quantizer. In the decoder, according to the quantized measurements, the original LSP vector is reconstructed by the orthogonal matching pursuit method. Experimental results show that the scheme is more efficient than that of conventional matrix quantization scheme, the average spectral distortion reduction of up to 0.23dB is achieved in the DFT transform domain. Moreover, in the approximate KLT transform domain, this scheme can obtain transparent quality at 5 bits/frame with drastic bits reduction compared to other methods.

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Qiang Xiao, Liang Chen, Ya Wang, "An Efficient Dimension Reduction Quantization Scheme for Speech Vocal Parameters", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.3, vo.1, pp.18-25, 2011. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2011.01.03


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