Postfiltering Using Log-Magnitude Spectrum for Speech and Audio Coding

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterspeech
Subtitle of host publicationAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInterspeech - Hyberabad, India
Duration: 2 Sep 20186 Sep 2018

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NameInterspeech
ISSN (Electronic)1990-9772

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ConferenceInterspeech
CountryIndia
CityHyberabad
Period02/09/201806/09/2018

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Abstract

Advanced coding algorithms yield high quality signals with good coding efficiency within their target bit-rate ranges, but their performance suffer outside the target range. At lower bitrates, the degradation in performance is because the decoded signals are sparse, which gives a perceptually muffled and distorted characteristic to the signal. Standard codecs reduce such distortions by applying noise filling and post-filtering methods. In this paper, we propose a post-processing method based on modeling the inherent time-frequency correlation in the log-magnitude spectrum. The goal is to improve the perceptual SNR of the decoded signals and, to reduce the distortions caused by signal sparsity. Objective measures show an average improvement of 1.5 dB for input perceptual SNR in range 4 to 18 dB. The improvement is especially prominent in components which had been quantized to zero.

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