12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Noise Robust Speaker-Independent Speech Recognition with Invariant-Integration Features Using Power-Bias Subtraction

Florian Müller, Alfred Mertins

Universität zu Lübeck, Germany

This paper presents new results about the robustness of invariantintegration features (IIF) in noisy conditions. Furthermore, it is shown that a feature-enhancement method known as "power-bias subtraction" for noisy conditions can be combined with the IIF approach to improve its performance in noisy environments while keeping the robustness of the IIFs to mismatching vocal-tract length training-testing conditions. Results of experiments with training on clean speech only as well as experiments with matchedcondition training are presented.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Müller, Florian / Mertins, Alfred (2011): "Noise robust speaker-independent speech recognition with invariant-integration features using power-bias subtraction", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 1677-1680.