Pitch Extraction

Alias: Pitch extraction for speech synthesis and recognition
  • Alan Bundy
  • Lincoln Wallen
Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)


Three programs are provided to implement the following methods of pitch extraction: Gold-Rabiner parallel processing method with voiced-unvoiced decision. Dubnowski autocorrelation method and the Harmonic-sieve pitch extraction method.




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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Bundy
    • 1
  • Lincoln Wallen
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceEdinburgh UniversityEdinburghScotland

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