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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


A New Approach for Wavelet Speech Enhancement

Mohammed Bahoura, Jean Rouat

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada

We propose a new approach to improve the performance of speech enhancement techniques based on wavelet thresholding. First, space-adaptation of the threshold is obtained by extending the principle of the level-dependent threshold to the Wavelet Packet Transform (WPT). Next, the time-adaptation is introduced using the Teager Energy Operator (TEO) of the wavelets coefficients. Finally, the time-space adapted threshold is proposed. Comparisons with the Ephraim and Malah Filter are reported.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bahoura, Mohammed / Rouat, Jean (2001): "A new approach for wavelet speech enhancement", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1937-1940.