Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

A Comparison of Particle Filtering Variants for Speech Feature Enhancement

Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, Joerg Schmalenstroeer

University of Paderborn, Germany

This paper compares several particle filtering variants for speech feature enhancement in non-stationary noise environments. By analyzing the random processes of clean speech, noise and noisy speech, appropriate proposal densities are derived. The performances of the resulting particle filters, i.e. modified Sampling-Importance-Resampling (mod-SIR), auxiliary SIR and likelihood particle filter, are compared in terms of word accuracy achieved by the subsequent speech recognizer on the AURORA 2 database. It turns out that for the noises found in this database, noise compensation techniques that assume stationary noise work equally well.

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Bibliographic reference.  Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold / Schmalenstroeer, Joerg (2005): "A comparison of particle filtering variants for speech feature enhancement", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 913-916.