Improved Wiener Filter Algorithm for Speech Enhancement
Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems
Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2019, Pages: 92-98
Received: Oct. 15, 2019; Published: Nov. 18, 2019
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Zhao Yanlei, Department of Science and Technology for Opto-electronic Information, Yantai University, Yantai, China
Ou Shifeng, Department of Science and Technology for Opto-electronic Information, Yantai University, Yantai, China
Gao Ying, Department of Science and Technology for Opto-electronic Information, Yantai University, Yantai, China
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Most of the existing speech enhancement algorithms are aimed at improving the quality of speech, and the algorithms that can improve the speech intelligibility effectively are rare. Speech intelligibility has been found to improve listening comfort and it is generally related to the distortion of the speech signal closely. Studies have assessed the impact of speech distortion introduced by gain functions and shown that one of the main reasons that existing algorithms cannot improve speech intelligibility is because they allow amplification distortions more than 6dB. Therefore, these distortions of the enhanced amplitude spectrum should be corrected to improve the speech intelligibility. The early research by Loizou et al. obtained the experimental results on the ideal state and we are unable to use it in reality because there is no clean speech in reality. In this paper, we modify the method proposed by Loizou et al. and select the estimated speech under two hypothetical conditions to verify the improvement of the speech intelligibility. The short-term objective intelligibility value verifies the improvement of speech intelligibility as the improved algorithm of speech intelligibility is applied to reality successfully.
Speech Intelligibility, Amplification Distortion, Short-Term Objective Intelligibility Value
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Zhao Yanlei, Ou Shifeng, Gao Ying, Improved Wiener Filter Algorithm for Speech Enhancement, Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems. Vol. 7, No. 3, 2019, pp. 92-98. doi: 10.11648/j.acis.20190703.13
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