Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Subjective and Objective Quality Assessment of Regression-Enhanced Speech in Real Car Environments

Weifeng Li (1), Katunobu Itou (1), Kazuya Takeda (1), Fumitada Itakura (2)

(1) Nagoya University, Japan; (2) Meijo University, Japan

In this paper, we propose a nonlinear regression method for speech enhancement, whose idea approximates the log spectra of clean speech with the inputs of the log spectra of noisy speech and estimated noise. We compared both subjective and objective assessments on regression-enhanced speech to those obtained through spectral subtraction (SS) and short-time spectral amplitude (STSA) methods. Our subjective evaluation experiments, which included Mean Opinion Score (MOS) and Pairwise Preference Test (PPT), show that the proposed regression-based speech enhancement method provides consistent improvements in overall quality in all seven driving conditions. The proposed method also performs the best in most objective measures.

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Bibliographic reference.  Li, Weifeng / Itou, Katunobu / Takeda, Kazuya / Itakura, Fumitada (2005): "Subjective and objective quality assessment of regression-enhanced speech in real car environments", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 2093-2096.