Determining Speaker Location from Speech in a Practical Environment

BHVS Narayanamurthy, JV Satyanarayana, Bayya Yegnanarayana


The objective of the study is to show that a speaker’s location in a practical environment can be obtained from the time delays of the speech received at spatially distributed microphones. The time delay at a pair of microphones is estimated reliably using a recently proposed single frequency filtering (SFF) analysis of speech even when the speech collected in a live room is degraded due to echoes, reverberation and audio signals from other sources. The reliability is due to evidence of time delay from multiple frequency components obtained in the SFF analysis. The effectiveness of the proposed method for determining the speaker location can be demonstrated using a pair of microphones for picking up the speech signals and then processing the signals using SFF analysis.


Cite as: Narayanamurthy, B., Satyanarayana, J., Yegnanarayana, B. (2018) Determining Speaker Location from Speech in a Practical Environment. Proc. Interspeech 2018, 2386-2387.


@inproceedings{Narayanamurthy2018,
  author={BHVS Narayanamurthy and JV Satyanarayana and Bayya Yegnanarayana},
  title={Determining Speaker Location from Speech in a Practical Environment},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2018},
  pages={2386--2387}
}