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How do you calculate SNR in Speech Quality Estimation?

     Posted on: 2019-07-01

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) is an important metric of whether a recording is worth further processing by other speech technologies, so it is part of our Speech Quality Estimation. However, calculating SNR automatically is not a trivial task. We use the fact that the statistical distribution of the frequencies in the waveform of speech has Gamma distribution. In contrast, noise has Gaussian distribution. So we can estimate the SNR by looking at the frequency distribution in individual frames. This approach to SNR estimation is based on the article by Kim Chanwoo, and Richard M. Stern, called "Robust Signal-to-Noise Ratio Estimation Based…

Voice Inspector – supporting technologies

     Posted on: 2019-06-28

Automatic Speaker Identification (SID) is the most important but not the only Phonexia technology that is implemented in Voice Inspector (VIN). Apart from SID, forensic experts, users of VIN, can benefit from automatic Signal-to-Noise Ratio calculation, Voice Activity detection, Phoneme search, and a Wave editor which incorporates the waveform, spectrum and power panel. Let's have a look on how to utilize individual technologies. Signal-to-Noise Ratio Recording quality can strongly influence the reliability of SID results and so the outcome of a forensic case. Therefore, VIN uses a module of Phonexia Speech Quality Estimation (SQE) to calculate the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)…

VIN3 – Releases and Changelogs

     Posted on: 2018-04-08

Phonexia Voice Inspector v3 (VIN) is developed as a desktop application on top of Phonexia BSAPI. This page lists changes in VIN releases. Releases Changelogs Voice Inspector v3.2.2, BSAPI 3.15.0 - Jun 5 2018 - Fixed possible application crash on Windows - Added phoneme type 'affricate' and fixed phoneme types: * phoneme 'C' changed from 'fricative' to 'affricate' * phoneme 'D' changed from 'fricative to 'plosive' * phoneme 'T' changed from 'fricative to 'plosive' * phoneme 'c' changed from 'plosive' to 'affricate' Voice Inspector v3.2.1, BSAPI 3.15.0 - Mar 16 2018 - Export of Speakers/Populations allows export only voiceprints -…

Speech Quality Estimator – Essential

     Posted on: 2018-04-04

Phonexia’s Speech Quality Estimator quantifies the acoustic quality of recordings. This helps the user to quickly determine whether the acoustic quality of a recording is good for processing with other speech technologies or not. As an answer for SQE, the SPE returns a json/xml file. This file includes general information about the technology and statistics of all (one or two) channels. The statistics of all channels include the numbers for many aspects of recording quality, and the overall global score. Technology The technology is language-, accent-, text-, and channel- independent Compatibility with the widest range of audio sources possible (applies…

Speech Quality Estimation

     Posted on: 2018-04-02

Speech Quality Estimation is a language-, domain- and channel-independent technology that serves to quantify the quality of an audio recording. 2 most important statistics that it bases its score on are SNR (Speech-to-noise ratio) and bitrate of the recording. SQE is usually part of rapid filtration process in deployment. SQE also measures over 20 other properties of the recording, all of which can be found in the output file and further processed. See description in SPE documentation. Typical use cases are: verification of recordings' quality on the input, searching based on quality of the recording, noise of environment or speaker's…

SNR

     Posted on: 2018-02-01

SNR – signal-to-noise ratio

Phonexia Voice Inspector v1

     Posted on: 2017-05-18

About Phonexia Voice Inspector v1 (VIN1) provides police forces and forensic experts with highly accurate speaker identification tools to be used during the investigation of criminal matters. It utilizes the power of voice biometry to automatically recognize the speaker by their voice. Main features of the VIN1 application: An automatic speaker identification tool to strengthen the results of the standard phonetic based approaches Scoring of the likelihood ratio (LR), log-likelihood ratio (LLR), and an option of a verbal presentation of the results Graphic presentation of the likelihood ratio (LR), probability density function and Tippett plot Generating detailed reports (expert opinion…