Natural Communication with Computers. Volume 2. Speech Compression Research at BBN
Final rept. Oct 1970-Dec 1974
BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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This report describes work in developing a linear predictive speech compression system that transmits high quality speech at low bit rates. The authors have developed several methods for reducing the redundancy in the speech signal without sacrificing speech quality. Included among these methods are preemphasis of the incoming speech signal, adaptive optimal selection of predictor order, optimal selection and quantization of transmission parameters, variable frame rate transmission, optimal encoding, and improved synthesis methodology. When all of these were incorporated a floating point simulation of a pitch-excited linear predictive vocoder, synthesized speech with high quality at average transmission rates as 1500 bps was obtained.
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