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Blind One-microphone Speech Separation: A Spectral Learning Approach

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Blind One-microphone Speech Separation: A Spectral Learning Approach
We present an algorithm to perform blind, one-microphone speech separation. Our algorithm separates mixtures of speech without modeling individual speakers. Instead, we formulate the problem of speech separation as a problem in segmenting the spectrogram of the signal into two or more disjoint sets. We build feature sets for our segmenter using classical cues from speech psychophysics. We then combine these features into parameterized affinity matrices. We also take advantage of the fact that we can generate training examples for segmentation by artificially superposing separately-recorded signals. Thus the parameters of the affinity matrices can be tuned using recent work on learning spectral clustering [1]. This yields an adaptive, speech-specific segmentation algorithm that can successfully separate one-microphone speech mixtures.
Francis R. Bach, Michael I. Jordan
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where NIPS
Authors Francis R. Bach, Michael I. Jordan
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