AhoTransf: A Tool for Multiband Excitation Based Speech Analysis and Modification

Ibon Saratxaga, Inmaculada Hernáez, Eva Navas, Iñaki Sainz, Iker Luengo, Jon Sánchez, Igor Odriozola, Daniel Erro


Abstract
In this paper we present AhoTransf, a tool that enables analysis, visualization, modification and synthesis of speech. AhoTransf integrates a speech signal analysis model with a graphical user interface to allow visualization and modification of the parameters of the model. The synthesis capability allows hearing the modified signal thus providing a quick way to understand the perceptual effect of the changes in the parameters of the model. The speech analysis/synthesis algorithm is based in the Multiband Excitation technique, but uses a novel phase information representation the Relative Phase Shift (RPS’s). With this representation, not only the amplitudes but also the phases of the harmonic components of the speech signal reveal their structured patterns in the visualization tool. AhoTransf is modularly conceived so that it can be used with different harmonic speech models.
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L10-1326
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Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)
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May
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2010
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Valletta, Malta
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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