11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

Oriented PCA Method for Blind Speech Separation of Convolutive Mixtures

Yasmina Benabderrahmane (1), Sid Ahmed Selouani (2), Douglas O'Shaughnessy (1)

(1) INRS-EMT, Canada
(2) Université de Moncton, Canada

This paper deals with blind speech separation of convolutive mixtures of sources. The separation criterion is based on Oriented Principal Components Analysis (OPCA) in the frequency domain. OPCA is a (second order) extension of standard Principal Component Analysis (PCA) aiming at maximizing the power ratio of a pair of signals. The convolutive mixing is obtained by modeling the Head Related Transfer Function (HRTF). Experimental results show the efficiency of the proposed approach in terms of subjective and objective evaluation, when compared to the Degenerate Unmixing Evaluation Technique (DUET) and the widely used C-FICA (Convolutive Fast-ICA) algorithm

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Bibliographic reference.  Benabderrahmane, Yasmina / Selouani, Sid Ahmed / O'Shaughnessy, Douglas (2010): "Oriented PCA method for blind speech separation of convolutive mixtures", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 390-393.