5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Signal Bias Removal Using The Multi-Path Stochastic Equalization Technique

Lionel Delphin-Poulat, Chafic Mokbel

FT.CNET/DIH/RCP, Lannion cedex, France

We propose using Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) associated with the cepstrum coefficients as a speech signal model in order to perform equalization or noise removal. The MUlti-path Stochastic Equalization (MUSE) framework allows one to process data at the frame level: it is an on-line adaptation of the model. More precisely, we apply this technique to perform bias removal in the cepstral domain in order to increase the robustness of automatic speech recognizers. Recognition experiments on two databases recorded on both PSN and GSM networks show the efficiency of the proposed method.

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Bibliographic reference.  Delphin-Poulat, Lionel / Mokbel, Chafic (1997): "Signal bias removal using the multi-path stochastic equalization technique", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2575-2578.