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The reverberation time (RT) is a very important measure that quantifies the acoustic properties of a room and provides information about the quality and intelligibility of speech recorded in that room. Moreover , information about the RT can be used to improve the performance of automatic speech recognition systems and speech dere-verberation algorithms. In(More)
Recently, we introduced a method to recover the controlling parameters of linear systems using diffusion kernels. In this paper, we apply our approach to the problem of source localization in a rever-berant room using measurements from a single microphone. Prior recordings of signals from various known locations in the room are required for training and(More)
—Modeling natural and artificial systems has played a key role in various applications and has long been a task that has drawn enormous efforts. In this work, instead of exploring predefined models, we aim to identify implicitly the system degrees of freedom. This approach circumvents the dependency of a specific predefined model for a specific task or(More)
In this paper we present a relative transfer function (RTF) identification method for speech sources in reverberant environments. The proposed method is based on the convolutive transfer function (CTF) approximation, which enables to represent a linear convolution in the time domain as a linear convolution in the short-time Fourier transform (STFT) domain.(More)
—Enhancement of speech signals for hands-free communication systems has attracted significant research efforts in the last few decades. Still, many aspects and applications remain open and require further research. One of the important open problems is the single-channel transient noise reduction. In this paper, we present a novel approach for transient(More)
—In this paper, we present a supervised graph-based framework for sequential processing and employ it to the problem of transient interference suppression. Transients typically consist of an initial peak followed by decaying short-duration oscillations. arise as an interference in everyday applications: hearing aids, hands-free accessories, mobile phones,(More)
—In this paper, we propose a convolutive transfer function generalized sidelobe canceler (CTF-GSC), which is an adap-tive beamformer designed for multichannel speech enhancement in reverberant environments. Using a complete system representation in the short-time Fourier transform (STFT) domain, we formulate a constrained minimization problem of total(More)
Recently, we have presented a transient noise reduction algorithm for speech signals that relies on non-local diffusion filtering. By exploiting the repetitive nature of transient noises we proposed a simple and efficient algorithm, which enabled suppression of various noise types. In this paper, we incorporate a modified diffusion operator in order to(More)
—A transient is an abrupt or impulsive sound followed by decaying oscillations, e.g., keyboard typing and door knocking. Such sounds often arise as interference in everyday applications, e.g., hearing aids, hands-free accessories, mobile phones, and conference room devices. In this paper, we present an algorithm for single-channel transient interference(More)
many natural and real-world applications, the measured signals are controlled by underlying processes or drivers. As a result, these signals exhibit highly redundant representations and their temporal evolution can be compactly described by a dynamical process on a low-dimensional manifold. In this paper, we propose a graph-based method for revealing the(More)