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COST Action 277 - Nonlinear Speech Processing

Period
2001 — 2005
Funding
Europäische Kommission - European Commission, EU (Belgien)
Partners
  • Institut für Signalverarbeitung und Sprachkommunikation
  • Carlos III University of Madrid (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Dpto. Tecnologias de las Comunicaciones (Spanien)
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The main objective of this Action is to improve the quality and capabilities of the voice services for telecommunication systems through the development of new nonlinear speech processing techniques. The proposed new mathematical methods are expected to provide advances in generic speech processing functions. Examples of these are: higher quality speech synthesis, more efficient speech coding, improved speech recognition, and improved speaker identification. It is envisaged that the proposed nonlinear processing techniques will significantly facilitate the acceptance of voice interfaces for information systems such as the mobile Internet (by improving synthesis and recognition). Additionally, these techniques are expected to make significant contributions to the improvement of future generations of speech coders in wireless networks (including packet-based wireless networks).

Related publications
  • Article Hagmüller M. & Kubin G. (2006) Poincare Pitch Marks. in Speech Communication, 48(12), p. 1650-1665. [more info] [doi]
  • Article Faundez-Zanuy M., Hagmüller M., Kubin G. & Kleijn W. (2006) The COST-277 Speech Database. in Lecture notes in computer science, 3817, p. 100-107. [more info] [doi]
  • Conference contribution Hagmüller M. & Kubin G. (2003) Poincare Sections for Pitch Mark Determination in Dysphonic Speech. in 3rd International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (pp. 281-285). [more info]