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The effects of subtractive-type speech enhancement/noise reduction algorithms on parameter estimation for improved recognition and coding in high noise environments

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5 Author(s)
Kushner, W.M. ; Martin Marietta Aero & Naval Syst., Glen Burnie, MD, USA ; Goncharoff, V. ; Wu, C. ; Nguyen, V.
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The authors present the results of a study designed to investigate the effects of subtractive-type noise reduction algorithms on LPC-based spectral parameter estimation as related to the performance of speech processors operating with input SNRs of 15 dB and below. Subtractive noise preprocessing greatly improves the SNR, but system performance improvement is not commensurate. LPC spectral estimation is affected by the character of the residual noise which exhibits greater variance and spectral granularity than the original broadband noise. The study shows that removing less than the full amount of noise and whitening it improves spectral estimation and speech device performance. Techniques and performance results are presented

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Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1989. ICASSP-89., 1989 International Conference on

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23-26 May 1989