T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services

Dimension-based Quality Modeling of Transmitted Speech

Authors: Wältermann, Marcel

  • Identifies speech quality dimensions that are relevant for today's public-switched and packet-based telecommunication systems
  • Develops an analytical assessment method that allows the dimensions to be rated by non-expert listeners
  • Models speech transmission quality on the basis of perceptual dimensions
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In this book, speech transmission quality is modeled on the basis of perceptual dimensions. The author identifies those dimensions that are relevant for today's public-switched and packet-based telecommunication systems, regarding the complete transmission path from the mouth of the speaker to the ear of the listener. Both narrowband (300-3400 Hz) as well as wideband (50-7000 Hz) speech transmission is taken into account. A new analytical assessment method is presented that allows the dimensions to be rated by non-expert listeners in a direct way. Due to the efficiency of the test method, a relatively large number of stimuli can be assessed in auditory tests. The test method is applied in two auditory experiments. The book gives the evidence that this test method provides meaningful and reliable results. The resulting dimension scores together with respective overall quality ratings form the basis for a new parametric model for the quality estimation of transmitted speech based on the perceptual dimensions. In a two-step model approach, instrumental dimension models estimate dimension impairment factors in a first step. The resulting dimension estimates are combined by a Euclidean integration function in a second step in order to provide an estimate of the total impairment.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wältermann, Marcel

    Pages 1-3

  • A Dimension-Based Approach to Mouth-to-Ear Speech Transmission Quality

    Wältermann, Marcel

    Pages 5-61

  • Quality Feature Space of Transmitted Speech

    Wältermann, Marcel

    Pages 63-93

  • Direct Scaling of Speech Quality Dimensions

    Wältermann, Marcel

    Pages 95-113

  • Instrumental Dimension-Based Speech Quality Modeling

    Wältermann, Marcel

    Pages 115-162

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-35018-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dimension-based Quality Modeling of Transmitted Speech
Authors
Series Title
T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35019-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35019-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-35018-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42741-1
Series ISSN
2192-2810
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 204
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