Griffin-lim like phase recovery via alternating direction method of multipliers

Yoshiki Masuyama*, Kohei Yatabe, Yasuhiro Oikawa

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Recovering a signal from its amplitude spectrogram, or phase recovery, exhibits many applications in acoustic signal processing. When only an amplitude spectrogram is available and no explicit information is given for the phases, the Griffin-Lim algorithm (GLA) is one of the most utilized methods for phase recovery. However, GLA often requires many iterations and results in low perceptual quality in some cases. In this letter, we propose two novel algorithms based on GLA and the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) for better recovery with fewer iteration. Some interpretation of the existing methods and their relation to the proposed method are also provided. Evaluations are performed with both objective measure and subjective test.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8552369
Pages (from-to)184-188
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan


  • Non-convex optimization
  • STFT-based speech synthesis
  • phaseless spectrogram inversion
  • short-time Fourier transform (STFT)
  • spectrogram consistency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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