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An objective technique for evaluating doubletalk detectors in acoustic echo cancelers

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3 Author(s)
Cho, J.H. ; Aware Inc., Bedford, MA, USA ; Morgan, D.R. ; Benesty, J.

Echo cancelers commonly employ a doubletalk detector (DTD), which is essential to keep the adaptive filter from diverging in the presence of near-end speech and other disruptive noise. There have been numerous algorithms to detect doubletalk in an acoustic echo canceler (AEC). In those applications, typically, the threshold is chosen only by some heuristic method and the performance evaluation is very subjective. In this study, we develop a way to objectively evaluate DTD algorithms based on the standard statistical methods of detection theory. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) is derived to characterize DTD performance. Several DTD algorithms are examined and simulated under typical real-world operating conditions using measured room responses and signals taken from a digital speech database. The DTD methods are then evaluated and compared using the ROC metric

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Speech and Audio Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 6 )