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Statistical voice activity detection using low-variance spectrum estimation and an adaptive threshold

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Traditionally, voice activity detection algorithms are based on any combination of general speech properties such as temporal energy variations, periodicity, and spectrum. This paper describes a novel statistical method for voice activity detection using a signal-to-noise ratio measure. The method employs a low-variance spectrum estimate and determines an optimal threshold based on the estimated noise statistics. A possible implementation is presented and evaluated over a large test set and compared to current modern standardized algorithms. The evaluations indicate promising results with the proposed scheme being comparable or favorable over the whole test set.

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IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 2 )