Third European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Berlin, Germany
September 22-25, 1993


Proposal of a Composite Measure for the Evaluation of Noise Cancelling Methods in Speech Processing

R. Le Bouquin, G. Faucon, A. Akbariazirani

Laboratoire de Traitement du Signal et de Vintage, Université de Rennes I, Campus de Beaulieu, Rennes, France

This work addresses the problem of evaluating noise reduction techniques for hand-free telecommunications. It summarizes objective quality measures that are used in such a context. Finding a high correlation between objective and subjective tests remains a key point. In this paper, we propose a composite measure that appears more correlated with listening tests than classical ones. Its parameters are first determined by a training period and then this measure is validated using different noise cancelling approaches.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bouquin, R. Le / Faucon, G. / Akbariazirani, A. (1993): "Proposal of a composite measure for the evaluation of noise cancelling methods in speech processing", In EUROSPEECH'93, 227-230.