Christoph Böddeker

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This paper presents an end-to-end training approach for a beamformer-supported multi-channel ASR system. A neural network which estimates masks for a statistically optimum beamformer is jointly trained with a network for acoustic modeling. To update its parameters, we propagate the gradients from the acoustic model all the way through feature extraction and(More)
In this paper we show how a neural network for spectral mask estimation for an acoustic beamformer can be optimized by algorithmic differentiation. Using the beamformer output SNR as the objective function to maximize, the gradient is propagated through the beamformer all the way to the neural network which provides the clean speech and noise masks from(More)
We present an algorithm for clustering complex-valued unit length vectors on the unit hypersphere, which we call complex spherical k-mode clustering, as it can be viewed as a generalization of the spherical k-means algorithm to normalized complex-valued vectors. We show how the proposed algorithm can be derived from the Expectation Maximization algorithm(More)
This report describes the computation of gradients by algorithmic differentiation for statistically optimum beamforming operations. Especially the derivation of complex-valued functions is a key component of this approach. Therefore the real-valued algorithmic differentiation is extended via the complex-valued chain rule. In addition to the basic mathematic(More)
The perceptional of the motion of objects is a key problem for a mobile robot to perform tasks in a dynamic environment. Thus, we present a real-time approach for tracking multiple moving objects. The proposed algorithm initially detects moving regions and a dense optical flow technique is exclusively applied to those regions between two consecutive frames.(More)
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