5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Microphone Array Design Measures for Hands-Free Speech Recognition

Masaaki Inoue, Satoshi Nakamura, Takeshi Yamada, Kiyohiro Shikano

Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technodogy, Ikoma-shi, Nara, Japan

One of the key technologies for natural man-machine interface is hands-free speech recognition. The performance of hands-free distant- talking speech recognition will be seriously degraded by noise and reverberation in real environments. A microphone array is applied to solve the problem. When applying a microphone array to speech recognition, parameters such as number of microphone elements and their spacing interval affect the performance. In order to optimize these parameters, a measure which reflects recognition performance is needed. In this paper, we investigate a measure of a microphone array design for speech recognition through experiments using various kinds of a microphone array design.

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Bibliographic reference.  Inoue, Masaaki / Nakamura, Satoshi / Yamada, Takeshi / Shikano, Kiyohiro (1997): "Microphone array design measures for hands-free speech recognition", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 331-334.