Fundamentals of Speech Enhancement

  • Jacob Benesty

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jacob Benesty
    Pages 1-3
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 105-106

About this book


This book presents and develops several important concepts of speech enhancement in a simple but rigorous way. Many of the ideas are new; not only do they shed light on this old problem but they also offer valuable tips on how to improve on some well-known conventional approaches. The book unifies all aspects of speech enhancement, from single channel, multichannel, beamforming, time domain, frequency domain and time–frequency domain, to binaural in a clear and flexible framework. It starts with an exhaustive discussion on the fundamental best (linear and nonlinear) estimators, showing how they are connected to various important measures such as the coefficient of determination, the correlation coefficient, the conditional correlation coefficient, and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). It then goes on to show how to exploit these measures in order to derive all kinds of noise reduction algorithms that can offer an accurate and versatile compromise between noise reduction and speech distortion.


Noise reduction speech enhancement beamforming best (linear and nonlinear) estimators binaural optimal filters coefficient of determination correlation coefficient conditional correlation coefficient SNR

Authors and affiliations

  • Jacob Benesty
    • 1
  1. 1.INRS EMT, Suite 6900University of Quebec INRS EMT,MontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74523-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74524-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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