Feature Selection for the Classification of Crosstalk in Multi-Channel Audio

Stuart N. Wrigley, Guy J. Brown, Vincent Wan, Steve Renals

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Abstract

An extension to the conventional speech / nonspeech classification framework is presented for a scenario in which a number of microphones record the activity of speakers present at a meeting (one microphone per speaker). Since each microphone can receive speech from both the participant wearing the microphone (local speech) and other participants (crosstalk), the recorded audio can be broadly classified in four ways: local speech, crosstalk plus local speech, crosstalk alone and silence. We describe a classifier in which a Gaussian mixture model (GMM) is used to model each class. A large set of potential acoustic features are considered, some of which have been employed in previous speech / nonspeech classifiers. A combination of two feature selection algorithms is used to identify the optimal feature set for each class. Results from the GMM classifier using the selected features are superior to those of a previously published approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationEurospeech 2003 - Interspeech 2003
PublisherISCA
Pages469-472
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 2003) - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 1 Sep 20034 Sep 2003

Conference

Conference8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 2003)
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period1/09/034/09/03

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