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Higher-order statistics-based nonlinear speech analysis
  A fast and robust three-level binary higher order statistics (HOS) based algorithm for simultaneous voiced/unvoiced detection and pitch estimation of speech signals in coloured noise environments with low SNR is presented. The use of the three-level binary speech signals dramatically reduces the computational effort required in evaluating the higher order cumulants. The superior performance of the new algorithm over the conventional autocorrelation method using real speech signals is demonstrated. The algorithm can easily be implemented in digital hardware using simple combinatorial logic.

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  • Date:

    31 December 2002

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006.3 Artificial intelligence

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Soraghan, J. J., Hussain, A., Alkulabi, A., & Durrani, T. (2002). Higher-order statistics-based nonlinear speech analysis. Control and Intelligent Systems, 30, 11-18



Voice detection, speech signals

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