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    A Novel Efficient Algorithm for Voice Gender Conversion

    Lawlor, Bob (1999) A Novel Efficient Algorithm for Voice Gender Conversion. In: 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 1-7 August 1999, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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    Realistic Voice Gender Conversion (VGC) requires independent scaling of the glottal (pitch) and vocal tract (formant) related features of the input speech signal. We present a VGC algorithm which has two novel features. Firstly, an efficient frequency scaling algorithm is presented. Secondly, we use this to scale all frequencies in the input signal by the desired formant scaling factor. We then deconvolve the glottal contribution using a standard linear predictive analysis and frequency scale it further such that the desired pitch scaling factor is equal to the product of the two frequency scaling factors. Finally, we resynthesize the converted speech. The female-to-male results were excellent while the male-to-female results sounded synthetic.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Algorithm; Voice Gender Conversion;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 9766
    Depositing User: Robert Lawlor
    Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2018 14:38
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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