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  • Airaksinen, Manu; Juvela, Lauri; Alku, Paavo; Rasanen, Okko (IEEE, 2019)
    International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP
    This study explores various speech data augmentation methods for the task of noise-robust fundamental frequency (F0) estimation with neural networks. The explored augmentation strategies are split into additive noise and channel-based augmentation and into vocoder-based augmentation methods. In vocoder-based augmentation, a glottal vocoder is used to enhance the accuracy of ground truth F0 used for training of the neural network, as well as to expand the training data diversity in terms of F0 patterns and vocal tract lengths of the talkers. Evaluations on the PTDB-TUG corpus indicate that noise and channel augmentation can be used to greatly increase the noise robustness of trained models, and that vocoder-based ground truth enhancement further increases model performance. For smaller datasets, vocoder-based diversity augmentation can also be used to increase performance. The best-performing proposed method greatly outperformed the compared F0 estimation methods in terms of noise robustness.