Efficient Implementation of Probabilistic Multi-Pitch Tracking

TitleEfficient Implementation of Probabilistic Multi-Pitch Tracking
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsWohlmayr, M., Peharz R., & Pernkopf F.
Conference Name36th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2011)

We significantly improve the computational efficiency of a probabilistic approach for multiple pitch tracking. This method is based on a factorial hidden Markov model and two alternative interaction models for magnitude and log-magnitude spectra, respectively. The main computational bottleneck comprises the determination of observation likelihoods. However, we show that up to 99.5% of the smallest likelihood values can be discarded at each time frame without affecting the overall tracking accuracy. For both interaction models, we present a heuristic to efficiently find the largest likelihood values. Experiments on the GRID database show that the proposed methods result in a major speedup without significantly changing tracking accuracy.

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