Constructing Time-Frequency Dictionaries for Source Separation via Time-Frequency Masking and Source Localisation

  • Ruairí de Fréin
  • Scott T. Rickard
  • Barak A. Pearlmutter
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5441)


We describe a new localisation and source separation algorithm which is based upon the accurate construction of time-frequency spatial signatures. We present a technique for constructing time-frequency spatial signatures with the required accuracy. This algorithm for multi-channel source separation and localisation allows arbitrary placement of microphones yet achieves good performance. We demonstrate the efficacy of the technique using source location estimates and compare estimated time-frequency masks with the ideal 0 dB mask.


Sparse Representation Source Separation Blind Source Separation Spatial Signature Window Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruairí de Fréin
    • 1
  • Scott T. Rickard
    • 1
  • Barak A. Pearlmutter
    • 2
  1. 1.Complex & Adaptive Systems LaboratoryUniversity College DublinIreland
  2. 2.Hamilton InstituteNational University of Ireland MaynoothCo. KildareIreland

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