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Title: Robust front end processing for speech recognition in reverberant environments: Utilization of speech characteristics
Authors: Petrick, Rico
Lu, Xugang
Unoki, Masashi
Akagi, Masato
Hoffmann, Ruediger
Keywords: reverberation
robust ASR
harmonicity based feature analysis
temporal power envelope feature analysis
Issue Date: 2008-09-24
Publisher: International Speech Communication Association
Magazine name: Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2008
Start page: 658
End page: 661
Abstract: This paper proposes two methods for robust automatic speech recognition (ASR) in reverberant environments. Unlike other methods which mostly apply inverse filtering by blindly estimated room impulse responses to achieve dereverberation, theproposed methods are based on the utilization of the characteristics of speech. The first method - Harmonicity based Feature Analysis – takes advantage of the harmonic componentsof speech, which are assumed to be undistorted. The second method - Temporal Power Envelope Feature Analysis – utilizes the temporal modulation structure of speech, representing the phoneme level temporal events which contain most intelligibility information. Both methods increase the recognition performance remarkably in a different way. Combining both of them connects their individual advantages. In order to examine theperformance of utilizing harmonicity and modulation temporal structure for reverberant ASR, the methods are tested in clean and reverberant training. As results show, even in strong reverberantconditions both methods obtain practical applicableperformance for reverberant training. In addition, besides testing their performance in dependency on the reverberation time, their performance considering the speaker-to-microphone distanceis tested, which is another new contributions in this paper.
Rights: Copyright (C) 2008 International Speech Communication Association. Rico Petrick, Xugang Lu, Masashi Unoki, Masato Akagi, Ruediger Hoffmann, Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2008, pp.658-661.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/9985
Material Type: publisher
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