Spectral extrapolation of narrowband speech

BULU G., Bingol A. S.

IEEE 15th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, Eskişehir, Turkey, 11 - 13 June 2007, pp.1046-1047 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2007.4298739
  • City: Eskişehir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1046-1047
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


It is known that human speech has components up to 7-8 kHz. However in telephony, speech is usually lowpass filtered at 3.4 kHz and sampled at 8 kHz. Although this filtering operation has little effect on intelligibility, it causes a perceptible degradation in speech quality. This paper deals with the reconstruction of the lost high frequency content of telephone speech using the low frequency spectral information. A reconstruction method based on a lookup table is described and preliminary results are presented.