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Blind estimation of reverberation time based on the distribution of signal decay rates

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Blind estimation of reverberation time based on the distribution of signal decay rates
The reverberation time is one of the most prominent acoustic characteristics of an enclosure. Its value can be used to predict speech intelligibility, and is used by speech enhancement techniques to suppress reverberation. The reverberation time is usually obtained by analysing the decay rate of i) the energy decay curve that is observed when a noise source is switched off, and ii) the energy decay curve of the room impulse response. Estimating the reverberation time using only the observed reverberant speech signal, i.e., blind estimation, is required for speech evaluation and enhancement techniques. Recently, (semi) blind methods have been developed. Unfortunately, these methods are not very accurate when the source consists of a human speaker, and unnatural speech pauses are required to detect and/or track the decay. In this paper we extract and analyse the decay rate of the energy envelope blindly from the observed reverberation speech signal in the short-time Fourier transform do...
Jimi Y. C. Wen, Emanuel A. P. Habets, Patrick A. N
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICASSP
Authors Jimi Y. C. Wen, Emanuel A. P. Habets, Patrick A. Naylor
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