Speech quality and intelligibility might significantly deteriorate in the presence of background noise, especially when the speech signal is subject to subsequent processing. In this paper we represent a class of Kalman-filter based speech enhancement algorithms with some extensions, modifications, and improvements. The first algorithm employs the estimate-maximize (EM) method to iteratively estimate the spectral parameters of the speech and noise parameters. The enhanced speech signal is obtained as a byproduct of the parameter estimation algorithm. The second algorithm is a sequential, computationally efficient, gradient descent algorithm. We discuss various topics concerning the practical implementation of these algorithms. Experimental study, using real speech and noise signals is provided to compare these algorithms with alternative speech enhancement algorithms, and to compare the performance of the iterative and sequential algorithms.
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|Published - 1996
|Proceedings of the 1996 19th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel - Jerusalem, Isr
Duration: 5 Nov 1996 → 6 Nov 1996
|Proceedings of the 1996 19th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel
|5/11/96 → 6/11/96