Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mohsen Naqvi,
Professor Jonathon Chambers
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The model-based expectation maximisation source separation and localisation (MESSL) algorithm is enhanced through the integration of robust clustering based on the Student's t-distribution. This heavy-tailed distribution, as compared with the Gaussian distribution used in MESSL, can potentially capture in a better manner the outlier values in the univariate parametric modelling of the time-frequency (T-F) points and thereby lead to more accurate probabilistic masks for source separation. In particular, the Student's t-distribution is exploited in modelling the interaural phase difference (IPD) in order to represent in a better manner the uncertainties introduced by the statistical non-stationarity of the speech signals and the associated small sample length effects. Simulation studies based on speech mixtures formed from the TIMIT database confirm the advantage of the proposed approach in terms of the signal to distortion ratio (SDR).
Author(s): Zohny Z, Naqvi SM, Chambers JA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: IET Electronics Letters
Print publication date: 27/03/2014
ISSN (print): 0013-5194
Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
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