8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Speech Enhancement with Improved a posteriori SNR Computation

Suhadi Suhadi, Tim Fingscheidt

Braunschweig Technical University, Germany

In speech enhancement, the decision-directed (DD) approach to compute the a priori SNR is often used to reduce the musical tones. However, the constant DD weighting factor very close to one results in more speech distortion during transitional speech segments. Contrarily, a time-varying weighting factor gives less speech distortion but with more residual noise in speech pause. In this contribution we present a new a posteriori SNR computation to relax the dependence on the decision-directed weighting factor. By computing the a posteriori SNR with a time-varying weighting factor, we actually derive a correction factor to the time-varying DD weighting factor resulting in less speech distortion during transitions, as well as less residual noise in speech pause.

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Bibliographic reference.  Suhadi, Suhadi / Fingscheidt, Tim (2007): "Speech enhancement with improved a posteriori SNR computation", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 962-965.