Speech enhancement using a mixture-maximum model

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Speech enhancement using a mixture-maximum model
We present a spectral domain, speech enhancement algorithm. The new algorithm is based on a mixture model for the short time spectrum of the clean speech signal, and on a maximum assumption in the production of the noisy speech spectrum. In the past this model was used in the context of noise robust speech recognition. In this paper we show that this model is also effective for improving the quality of speech signals corrupted by additive noise. The computational requirements of the algorithm can be significantly reduced, essentially without paying performance penalties, by incorporating a dual codebook scheme with tied variances. Experiments, using recorded speech signals and actual noise sources, show that in spite of its low computational requirements, the algorithm shows improved performance compared to alternative speech enhancement algorithms.
David Burshtein, Sharon Gannot
Added 23 Dec 2010
Updated 23 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2002
Authors David Burshtein, Sharon Gannot
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