N. W. D. Evans, J. S. Mason, B. G. B. Fauve
Proc. Int. Conf. DSP, volume 2, pages 985-988, 2002
Abstract: This paper addresses the problem of noise estimation for speech enhancement and automatic speech recognition. In the context of mobile telephony, there is a requirement for low resource algorithms which must run at real-time. This paper describes the implementation of a recently published approach, termed quantile-based noise estimation, integrated within a conventional spectral subtraction framework. The novelty lies in the efficiency of the noise estimation process. Assessment is carried out on the AURORA corpus and demonstrates significant improvements in efficiency. Automatic speech recognition results show an average relative improvement of 26% over the baseline.