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Integrating binaural cues and blind source separation method for separating reverberant speech mixtures

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Integrating binaural cues and blind source separation method for separating reverberant speech mixtures
This paper presents a new method for reverberant speech separation, based on the combination of binaural cues and blind source separation (BSS) for the automatic classification of the time-frequency (T-F) units of the speech mixture spectrogram. The main idea is to model interaural phase difference, interaural level difference and frequency bin-wise mixing vectors by Gaussian mixture models for each source and then evaluate that model at each T-F point and assign the units with high probability to that source. The model parameters and the assigned regions are refined iteratively using the Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm. The proposed method also addresses the permutation problem of the frequency domain BSS by initializing the mixing vectors for each frequency channel. The EM algorithm starts with binaural cues and after a few iterations the estimated probabilistic mask is used to initialize and re-estimate the mixing vector model parameters. We performed experiments on speec...
Atiyeh Alinaghi, Wenwu Wang, Philip J. B. Jackson
Added 20 Aug 2011
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where ICASSP
Authors Atiyeh Alinaghi, Wenwu Wang, Philip J. B. Jackson
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