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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
1.1 Pitch Background
1.1.1 Conceptual Definition
1.1.2 Operational Definition
1.1.3 Strength
1.1.4 Duration Threshold
1.2 Illustrative Examples and Pitch Determination Hypotheses
1.1.2 Pure Tone
1.2.2 Sawtooth Waveform and the Largest Peak Hypothesis
1.2.3 Missing Fundamental and the Components Spacing Hypothesis
Object 1-3. Missing fundamental (WAV file, 32 KB)
1.2.4 Square Wave and the Maximum Common Divisor Hypothesis
Object 1-4. Square wave (WAV file, 32 KB)
1.2.5 Alternating Pulse Train
Object 1-6. Alternating pulse train (WAV file, 32 KB)
1.2.6 Inharmonic Signals
Object 1-7. Inharmonic signal (WAV file, 32 KB)
1.3 Loudness
1.4 Equivalent Rectangular Bandwidth
1.5 Dissertation Organization
1.6 Summary
CHAPTER 2 PITCH ESTIMATION ALGORITHMS: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
2.1 Harmonic Product Spectrum (HPS)
Object 2-1. Bandpass filtered /u/ (WAV file 6 KB)
2.2 Sub-harmonic Summation (SHS)
2.3 Subharmonic to Harmonic Ratio (SHR)
2.4 Harmonic Sieve (HS)
2.5 Autocorrelation (AC)
Object 2-2. Signal with strong second harmonic (WAV file, 32 KB)
2.6 Average Magnitude and Squared Difference Functions (AMDF, ASDF)
2.7 Cepstrum (CEP)
2.8 Summary
CHAPTER 3 THE SAWTOOTH WAVEFORM INSPIRED PITCH ESTIMATOR
3.1 Initial Approach: Average Peak-to-Valley Distance Measurement
3.2 Blurring of the Harmonics
Object 3-1. Beating tones (WAV file, 32 KB)
3.3 Warping of the Spectrum
3.4 Weighting of the Harmonics
3.5 Number of Harmonics
3.6 Warping of the Frequency Scale
3.9 SWIPE′
3.9.1 Pitch Strength of a Sawtooth Waveform
3.10 Reducing Computational Cost
3.10.1 Reducing the Number of Fourier Transforms
3.10.1.1 Reducing window overlap
3.12.1.2 Using only power-of-two window sizes
-normalized inner product between template and idealized spectral lobes
3.10.2 Reducing the Number of Spectral Integral Transforms
3.11 Summary
4.1 Algorithms
4.2 Databases
4.3 Methodology
4.4 Results
4.5 Discussion
B.1 Databases
B.1.1 Paul Bagshaw’s Database
B.1.2 Keele Pitch Database
B.1.3 Disordered Voice Database
B.1.4 Musical Instruments Database
B.2 Evaluation Using Speech
B.3 Evaluation Using Musical Instruments
APPENDIX C GROUND TRUTH PITCH FOR THE DISORDERED VOICE DATABASE
REFERENCES
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
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