5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

A Comparative Study of Speech Detection Methods

Stefaan Van Gerven, Fei Xie

K. U. Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering - ESAT, Heverlee, Belgium

This paper adresses the important problem of speech detection. It describes the implementation of 3 speech detection methods and compares their performance under different signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and stationarity conditions. The method that dynamically adjusts its thresholds is found to be the most reliable, even under very adverse recording conditions. Yet it is of low complexity and has a very moderate processing delay.

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Bibliographic reference.  Gerven, Stefaan Van / Xie, Fei (1997): "A comparative study of speech detection methods", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 1095-1098.