CONDITIONAL DIFFUSION PROBABILISTIC MODEL FOR SPEECH ENHANCEMENT

Yen Ju Lu, Zhong Qiu Wang, Shinji Watanabe, Alexander Richard, Cheng Yu, Yu Tsao

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Abstract

Speech enhancement is a critical component of many user-oriented audio applications, yet current systems still suffer from distorted and unnatural outputs. While generative models have shown strong potential in speech synthesis, they are still lagging behind in speech enhancement. This work leverages recent advances in diffusion probabilistic models, and proposes a novel speech enhancement algorithm that incorporates characteristics of the observed noisy speech signal into the diffusion and reverse processes. More specifically, we propose a generalized formulation of the diffusion probabilistic model named conditional diffusion probabilistic model that, in its reverse process, can adapt to non-Gaussian real noises in the estimated speech signal. In our experiments, we demonstrate strong performance of the proposed approach compared to representative generative models, and investigate the generalization capability of our models to other datasets with noise characteristics unseen during training.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2022 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7402-7406
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665405409
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event47th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2022 - Virtual, Online, Singapore
Duration: 2022 May 232022 May 27

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2022-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference47th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2022
Country/TerritorySingapore
CityVirtual, Online
Period22/5/2322/5/27

Keywords

  • deep learning
  • diffusion probabilistic model
  • generative model
  • speech enhancement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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