EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Speech Enhancement based on IMM with NPHMM

Yunjung Lee (1), Joohun Lee (2), Ki Yong Lee (1), Katsuhiko Shirai (2)

(1) Soongsil University, Korea; (2) Waseda Univ., Japan

The nonlinear speech enhancement method with interactive parallel-extended Kalman filter is applied to speech contaminated by additive white noise. To represent the nonlinear and nonstationary nature of speech, we assume that speech is the output of a nonlinear prediction HMM (NPHMM) combining both neural network and HMM. The NPHMM is a nonlinear autoregressive process whose time-varying parameters are controlled by a hidden Markov chain. The simulation results shows that the proposed method offers better performance gains relative to the previous results [6] with slightly increased complexity.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lee, Yunjung / Lee, Joohun / Lee, Ki Yong / Shirai, Katsuhiko (2001): "Speech enhancement based on IMM with NPHMM", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1875-1878.