Speech quality estimation of voice over internet protocol codec using a packet loss impairment model

Min Ki Lee, Hong Goo Kang

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This letter proposes a degradation and cognition model to estimate speech quality impairment because of packet loss concealment (PLC) algorithm implemented in the speech CODEC SILK. By considering the fact that the quality degradation caused by packet loss is highly related to the PLC algorithm, the impact of quality degradation on various types of previous and lost packet classes is analyzed. Then, the PLC effects to the proposed class types are measured by the class conditional expectation of the degradation scores. Finally, the cognition module is derived to estimate the total quality degradation in a mean opinion score (MOS) scale. When assessed for correlation with subject test results, the correlation coefficient of the encoder-based class model is 0.93, and that of the decoder-based model is 0.87.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)EL438-EL444
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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