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Signals and Communication Technology

Speech Dereverberation

Editors: Naylor, Patrick, Gaubitch, Nikolay D. (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview and a mathematical formulation of the problem Presents state of the art solutions for speech dereverberation

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Speech dereverberation is a signal processing technique of key importance for successful hands-free speech acquisition in applications of telecommunications and automatic speech recognition. Over the last few years, speech dereverberation has become a hot research topic driven by consumer demand, the availability of terminals based on Skype™ which encourage hands-free operation and the development of promising signal processing algorithms. Speech Dereverberation gathers together an overview, a mathematical formulation of the problem and the state-of-the-art solutions for dereverberation.

Speech Dereverberation presents the most important current approaches to the problem of reverberation. It begins by providing a focused and digestible review of the relevant topics in room acoustics and also describes key performance measures for dereverberation. The algorithms are then explained together with relevant mathematical analysis and supporting examples that enable the reader to see the relative strengths and weaknesses of the various techniques, as well as giving a clear understanding of the open questions still to be addressed in this topic. Techniques rooted in speech enhancement are included, in addition to a substantial treatment of multichannel blind acoustic system identification and inversion. The TRINICON framework is shown in the context of dereverberation to be a powerful generalization of the signal processing for a important range of analysis and enhancement techniques.

Speech Dereverberation offers the reader an overview of the subject area, as well as an in-depth text on the advanced signal processing involved. The book benefits the reader by providing such a wealth of information in one place, defines the current state of the art and, lastly, encourages further work on this topic by offering open research questions to exercise the curiosity of the reader. It is suitable for students at masters and doctoral level, as well as established researchers.

About the authors

Patrick A. Naylor has a PhD in Speech Signal Processing from Imperial College London, where he is currently Reader and Director of Postgraduate Studies for the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His research interests include speech and audio signal processing; adaptive signal processing; speech enhancement in telecommunications; hands-free functionality; blind SIMO/MIMO channel estimation and dereverberation; speaker identification and verification; and speech production modelling. He is on the IEEE Technical Committee on Audio and Electroacoustics and is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing.

Nikolay D. Gaubitch has a PhD in Acoustic Signal Processing from Imperial College London, where he is now Research Associate. In 2001 and 2002 he was awarded the Drapers' Company Undergraduate Prize for outstanding academic achievement. His research interests span various topics in single and multichannel speech and audio processing including dereverberation, blind system identification, acoustic system equalization and speech enhancement. He is a member of the IEEE.

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From the reviews:

“A comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in advanced signal processing techniques for improving speech enhancement through speech dereverberation … . targeted to established researchers and students at the masters and doctoral level and will be particularly attractive to those interested in detailed mathematical and statistical presentations of signal processing techniques. …  highly recommended for anyone interested in learning about the latest state of the art solutions and future areas of research in this exciting and important field.” (Emily Cross, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 59 (2), March-April, 2011)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Naylor, Patrick A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Models, Measurement and Evaluation

    Naylor, Patrick A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-56

  • Speech Dereverberation Using Statistical Reverberation Models

    Habets, Emanuël A. P.

    Pages 57-93

  • Dereverberation Using LPC-based Approaches

    Gaubitch, Nikolay D. (et al.)

    Pages 95-128

  • Multi-microphone Speech Dereverberation Using Eigen-decomposition

    Gannot, Sharon

    Pages 129-156

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Speech Dereverberation
Editors
  • Patrick Naylor
  • Nikolay D. Gaubitch
Series Title
Signals and Communication Technology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84996-056-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84996-056-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84996-055-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2577-8
Series ISSN
1860-4862
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 388
Number of Illustrations and Tables
126 b/w illustrations
Topics