Blind extraction of a dominant source signal from mixtures of many sources

Hiroshi Sawada, Shoko Araki, Ryo Mukai, Shoji Makino

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19 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper presents a method for enhancing a dominant target source that is close to sensors, and suppressing other interferences. The enhancement is performed blindly, i.e. without knowing the number of total sources or information about each source, such as position and active time. We consider a general case where the number of sources is larger than the number of sensors. We employ a two-stage processing technique where a spatial filter is first employed in each frequency bin and time-frequency masking is then used to improve the performance further. To obtain the spatial filter we employ independent component analysis and then select the component of the target source. Time-frequency masks in the second stage are obtained by calculating the angle between the basis vector corresponding to the target source and a sample vector. The experimental results for a simulated cocktail party situation were very encouraging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing,ICASSP '05 - Proceedings - Audio and ElectroacousticsSignal Processing for Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages61-64
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780388747, 9780780388741
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP '05 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 2005 Mar 182005 Mar 23

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
VolumeIII
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP '05
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period05/3/1805/3/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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