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Kevin D. Donohue
This thesis compares the speech quality of Code Excited Linear Predictor (CELP, Federal Standard 1016) speech coder with a new wavelet method to compress speech. The performances of both are compared by performing subjective listening tests. The test signals used are clean signals (i.e. with no background noise), speech signals with room noise and speech signals with artificial noise added. Results indicate that for clean signals and signals with predominantly voiced components the CELP standard performs better than the wavelet method but for signals with room noise the wavelet method performs much better than the CELP. For signals with artificial noise added, the results are mixed depending on the level of artificial noise added with CELP performing better for low level noise added signals and the wavelet method performing better for higher noise levels.
Nagaswamy, Sriram, "Comparison of CELP speech coder with a wavelet method" (2006). University of Kentucky Master's Theses. 269.