Speaker-Conditional Chain Model for Speech Separation and Extraction

Jing Shi, Jiaming Xu, Yusuke Fujita, Shinji Watanabe, Bo Xu


Speech separation has been extensively explored to tackle the cocktail party problem. However, these studies are still far from having enough generalization capabilities for real scenarios. In this work, we raise a common strategy named Speaker-Conditional Chain Model to process complex speech recordings. In the proposed method, our model first infers the identities of variable numbers of speakers from the observation based on a sequence-to-sequence model. Then, it takes the information from the inferred speakers as conditions to extract their speech sources. With the predicted speaker information from whole observation, our model is helpful to solve the problem of conventional speech separation and speaker extraction for multi-round long recordings. The experiments from standard fully-overlapped speech separation benchmarks show comparable results with prior studies, while our proposed model gets better adaptability for multi-round long recordings.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2020-2418

Cite as: Shi, J., Xu, J., Fujita, Y., Watanabe, S., Xu, B. (2020) Speaker-Conditional Chain Model for Speech Separation and Extraction. Proc. Interspeech 2020, 2707-2711, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2020-2418.


@inproceedings{Shi2020,
  author={Jing Shi and Jiaming Xu and Yusuke Fujita and Shinji Watanabe and Bo Xu},
  title={{Speaker-Conditional Chain Model for Speech Separation and Extraction}},
  year=2020,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2020},
  pages={2707--2711},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2020-2418},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2020-2418}
}