Effective modulation spectrum factorization for robust speech recognition

Yu Chen Kao*, Yi Ting Wang, Berlin Chen


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Modulation spectrum processing of acoustic features has received considerable attention in the area of robust speech recognition because of its relative simplicity and good empirical performance. An emerging school of thought is to conduct nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) on the modulation spectrum domain so as to distill intrinsic and noise-invariant temporal structure characteristics of acoustic features for better robustness. This paper presents a continuation of this general line of research and its main contribution is two-fold. One is to explore the notion of sparsity for NMF so as to ensure the derived basis vectors have sparser and more localized representations of the modulation spectra. The other is to investigate a novel cluster-based NMF processing, in which speech utterances belonging to different clusters will have their own set of cluster-specific basis vectors. As such, the speech utterances can retain more discriminative information in the NMF processed modulation spectra. All experiments were conducted on the Aurora-2 corpus and task. Empirical evidence reveals that our methods can offer substantial improvements over the baseline NMF method and achieve performance competitive to or better than several widely-used robustness methods.

頁(從 - 到)2724-2728
期刊Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
出版狀態已發佈 - 2014 一月 1
事件15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Celebrating the Diversity of Spoken Languages, INTERSPEECH 2014 - Singapore, 新加坡
持續時間: 2014 九月 142014 九月 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 語言與語言學
  • 人機介面
  • 訊號處理
  • 軟體
  • 建模與模擬


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