Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
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S. Voran; C. Sholl

Abstract: Four proposed perception-based techniques for objectively estimating speech quality and three traditional estimators are applied to coded speech samples. Agreement between objective estimates and corresponding subjective test scores is reported. Several observations on key elements of perception-based estimators are offered.

Keywords: bit error rate; speech coding; decoding; Testing; humans; Phase change materials; Distortion measurement; Delay estimation

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