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Speech Enhancement Paradigm

  • Sid-Ahmed Selouani
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series

Abstract

Speech enhancement techniques aim at improving the quality and intelligibility of speech that has been degraded by noise. The goal of speech enhancement varies according to the needs of specific applications, such as to increase the overall speech quality or intelligibility, to reduce listener fatigue or to improve the global performance of an ASR embedded in a voice communication system. This chapter begins by giving a background on noise and its estimation and reviews some well-known methods of speech enhancement. It also provides an overview of the various assessment methods used to evaluate speech enhancement algorithms in terms of quality and intelligibility.

Keywords

Speech enhancement Noise Spectral subtraction Statistical techniques Subspace decomposition Perceptual methods Enhancement evaluation 

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  1. 1.Université de MonctonMonctonCanada

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