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Probabilistic approaches can offer satisfactory solutions to source separation with a single channel, provided that the models of the sources match accurately the statistical properties of the mixed signals. However, it is not always possible to train such models. To overcome this problem, we propose to resort to an adaptation scheme for adjusting the source models with respect to the actual properties of the signals observed in the mix. In this paper, we introduce a general formalism for source model adaptation which is expressed in the framework of Bayesian models. Particular cases of the proposed approach are then investigated experimentally on the problem of separating voice from music in popular songs. The obtained results show that an adaptation scheme can improve consistently and significantly the separation performance in comparison with nonadapted models.
Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:15 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: July 2007