Online REPET-SIM for real-time speech enhancement

Zafar Rafii, Bryan A Pardo

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Abstract

REPET-SIM is a generalization of the REpeating Pattern Extraction Technique (REPET) that uses a similarity matrix to separate the repeating background from the non-repeating foreground in a mixture. The method assumes that the background (typically the music accompaniment) is dense and low-ranked, while the foreground (typically the singing voice) is sparse and varied. While this assumption is often true for background music and foreground voice in musical mixtures, it also often holds for background noise and foreground speech in noisy mixtures. We therefore propose here to extend REPET-SIM for noise/speech segregation. In particular, given the low computational complexity of the algorithm, we show that the method can be easily implemented online for real-time processing. Evaluation on a data set of 10 stereo two-channel mixtures of speech and real-world background noise showed that this online REPET-SIM can be successfully applied for real-time speech enhancement, performing as well as different competitive methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2013 - Proceedings
Pages848-852
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2013
Event2013 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: May 26 2013May 31 2013

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2013 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2013
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period5/26/135/31/13

Keywords

  • Blind source separation
  • real-time
  • repeating patterns
  • similarity matrix
  • speech enhancement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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