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Speech enhancement

Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2013 Proceedings of the 21st European


Patrick Hannon, Mohamed Krini, Ingo Schalk-Schupp

Advanced speech enhancement with partial speech reconstruction


An advanced speech enhancement algorithm is proposed, which employs partial speech reconstruction of highly disturbed speech. The speech reconstruction algorithms assume the source-filter model of speech production and construct estimates of clean speech source and filter signals using features extracted from noisy input. A nonlinear harmonic regeneration scheme for source signals is presented followed by two methods for the estimation of the vocal tract filter characteristics. The quantization method applies a priori trained codebooks using clean speech training data and the parametric estimation method assumes a parabolic continuation of low frequency envelope values. The predicted speech quality of the enhanced speech output is assessed with composite objective measures, while the accuracy of the spectral envelope estimations is analyzed with the log-spectral distance over four manually generated signal-to-noise ratio scenarios.

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