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Multi-channel Noise Reduction in Noisy Environments

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Multi-channel noise reduction has been widely researched to reduce acoustic noise signals and to improve the performance of many speech applications in noisy environments. In this paper, we first introduce the state-of-the-art multi-channel noise reduction methods, especially beamforming based methods, and discuss their performance limitations. Subsequently, we present a multi-channel noise reduction system we are developing that consists of localized noise suppression by microphone array and non-localized noise suppression by post-filtering. Experimental results are also presented to show the benefits of our developed noise reduction system with respect to the traditional algorithms in terms of speech recognition rate. Some suggestions are finally presented for the further research.

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  • Multi-channel noise reduction
  • beamforming technique
  • localized noise
  • non-localized noise
  • speech recognition

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Li, J., Akagi, M., Suzuki, Y. (2006). Multi-channel Noise Reduction in Noisy Environments. In: Huo, Q., Ma, B., Chng, ES., Li, H. (eds) Chinese Spoken Language Processing. ISCSLP 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 4274. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/11939993_30

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