Designing nearly tight window for improving time-frequency masking

Tsubasa Kusano, Yoshiki Masuyama, Kohei Yatabe, Yasuhiro Oikawa

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Many audio signal processing methods are formulated in the time-frequency (T-F) domain which is obtained by the short-time Fourier transform (STFT). The properties of the STFT are fully characterized by window function, number of frequency channels, and time-shift. Thus, designing a better window is important for improving the performance of the processing especially when a less redundant T-F representation is desirable. While many window functions have been proposed in the literature, they are designed to have a good frequency response for analysis, which may not perform well in terms of signal processing. The window design must take the effect of the reconstruction (from the T-F domain into the time domain) into account for improving the performance. In this paper, an optimization-based design method of a nearly tight window is proposed to obtain a window performing well for the T-F domain signal processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019
EditorsMartin Ochmann, Vorlander Michael, Janina Fels
PublisherInternational Commission for Acoustics (ICA)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783939296157
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 2019 Sep 92019 Sep 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics
ISSN (Print)2226-7808
ISSN (Electronic)2415-1599


Conference23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019


  • Discrete Gabor transform (DGT)
  • Non-convex optimization
  • Short-time Fourier transform (STFT)
  • Speech enhancement
  • Window design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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