12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

A Soft Decision-Based Speech Enhancement Using Acoustic Noise Classification

Jae-Hun Choi, Sang-Kyun Kim, Joon-Hyuk Chang

Hanyang University, Korea

In this letter, we present a speech enhancement technique based on the ambient noise classification incorporating the Gaussian mixture model (GMM). The principal parameters of the statistical model-based speech enhancement algorithm such as the weighting parameter in the decision-directed (DD) method and the long-term smoothing parameter of the noise estimation, are chosen as different values according to the classified contexts to ensure best performance for each noise. For the real-time environment awareness, the noise classification is performed on a frame-by-frame basis using the GMM with the soft decision framework. The speech absence probability (SAP) is used in detecting the speech absence periods and updating the likelihood of the GMM.

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Bibliographic reference.  Choi, Jae-Hun / Kim, Sang-Kyun / Chang, Joon-Hyuk (2011): "A soft decision-based speech enhancement using acoustic noise classification", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 1193-1196.