Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Robust Hos-Based Techniques Applied to Speech Recognition and Enhancement

Josep M. Salavedra (1), Javier Hernando (1), Enrique Masgrau (2), Asunción Moreno (1)

(1) Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
(2) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers, Universidad de Zaragoza

We study some speech enhancement algorithms based on the iterative Wiener filtering method due to Lim-Oppenheim [2], where the AR spectral estimation of the speech is carried out using a second-order analysis. But in our algorithms we consider an AR estimation by means of cumulant analysis. This work extends some preceding papers due to the authors, where information of previous speech frames is taken to initiate speech AR modelling of the current frame. Two parameters are introduced to dessign Wiener filter at first iteration of this iterative algorithm. These parameters are the Interframe Factor (IF) and the Previous Frame Iteration (PFI). A detailed study of them shows they allow a very important noise suppression after processing only first iteration of this algorithm, without any appreciable increase of distortion. Finally, the simplest cumulant-based algorithm is applied to Speech Recognition and some preliminary results are presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Salavedra, Josep M. / Hernando, Javier / Masgrau, Enrique / Moreno, Asunción (1995): "Robust hos-based techniques applied to speech recognition and enhancement", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1517-1520.