Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Skewness and Nonstationarity Measures Applied to Reliable Speech Endpoint Detection

Juan L. Navarro-Mesa, Asunción Moreno

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona,

In this paper we are addressed to the problem of speech presence and silences detection. Speech signals possess properties to which higher order statistics are sensitive. Bispectral-based statistics have been proved a good alternative [3] to energy-based statistics in a speech presence detector scheme, but at the cost of computations. Three alternative methods are proposed for a reliable and more computationally efficient detection. Two, lag-and frequency-domain, methods for the computation of the IT and the OT contribution to total skew while keeping the ability of the statistic in [3]. And a method based in the integrated polyspectrum (IP).

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Bibliographic reference.  Navarro-Mesa, Juan L. / Moreno, Asunción (1995): "Skewness and nonstationarity measures applied to reliable speech endpoint detection", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1423-1426.