Subband-based blind separation for convolutive mixtures of speech

Shoko Araki*, Shoji Makino, Robert Aichner, Tsuyoki Nishikawa, Hiroshi Saruwatari


研究成果: Article査読

20 被引用数 (Scopus)


We propose utilizing subband-based blind source separation (BSS) for convolutive mixtures of speech. This is motivated by the drawback of frequency-domain BSS, i.e., when a long frame with a fixed long frame-shift is used to cover reverberation, the number of samples in each frequency decreases and the separation performance is degraded. In subband BSS, (1) by using a moderate number of subbands, a sufficient number of samples can be held in each subband, and (2) by using FIR filters in each subband, we can manage long reverberation. We confirm that subband BSS achieves better performance than frequency-domain BSS. Moreover, subband BSS allows us to select a separation method suited to each subband. Using this advantage, we propose efficient separation procedures that consider the frequency characteristics of room reverberation and speech signals (3) by using longer unmixing filters in low frequency bands and (4) by adopting an overlap-blockshift in BSS's batch adaptation in low frequency bands. Consequently, frequency-dependent subband processing is successfully realized with the proposed subband BSS.

ジャーナルIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
出版ステータスPublished - 2005 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 信号処理
  • コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 応用数学


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