Time-frequency-bin-wise Switching of Minimum Variance Distortionless Response Beamformer for Underdetermined Situations

Kouei Yamaoka, Nobutaka Ono, Shoji Makino, Takeshi Yamada

研究成果: Conference contribution

4 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

In this paper, we present a speech enhancement method using two microphones in underdetermined situations. Time-frequency (TF) binary masking is a conventional method of enhancing speech in underdetermined situations by appropriately multiplying each TF component by zero or one. Extending this method, we previously proposed a new method called the time-frequency-bin-wise switching (TFS) beamformer. In this method, we switch multiple preconstructed beamformers in each TF bin, each of which suppresses a particular interferer. However, this method requires the pre-estimation of beamformer filter coefficients using the target-active period and interferer-wise-active periods as the prior information. In this paper, to overcome this limitation, we formulate the switching and construction of spatial filters as a joint optimization problem, which can be understood from two viewpoints: the clustering of the most dominant interferer signal in each TF bin and the construction of a minimum variance distortionless response beamformer using such bins. In an experiment, we confirmed that the proposed method was superior to conventional TF masking and fixed beamforming during speech enhancement regardless of the direction of interferers.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Proceedings
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ7908-7912
ページ数5
ISBN(電子版)9781479981311
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 5
外部発表はい
イベント44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Brighton, United Kingdom
継続期間: 2019 5 122019 5 17

出版物シリーズ

名前ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
2019-May
ISSN(印刷版)1520-6149

Conference

Conference44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019
国/地域United Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period19/5/1219/5/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ソフトウェア
  • 信号処理
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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