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Speech source separation using the IVA algorithm with multivariate mixed super Gaussian student's T source prior in real room environment

Lookup NU author(s): Waqas Rafique, Dr Mohsen Naqvi, Professor Jonathon Chambers


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Independent vector analysis (IVA) can theoretically avoid the permutation problem in frequency domain blind source separation by using a multivariate source prior to retain the dependency between different frequency bins of each source. In this paper a mixture of multivariate super Gaussian distribution and multivariate Student's t distribution is adopted as a source prior for the IVA algorithm. The Student's t distribution due to its heavy tail nature can better model the high amplitude information in the frequency bins and at the same time a dependent super Gaussian distribution can be adopted to model other information in the frequency bins. The weight of both distributions is varied in the source prior mixture and their separation performance is tested over different scenarios by using the image and binaural room impulse responses (BRIRs). Detailed simulation results confirms that the IVA algorithm with the proposed mixed multivariate source prior can consistently achieve better separation performance.

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Author(s): Rafique W, Naqvi SM, Chambers JA

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2nd IET International Conference on Intelligent Signal Processing 2015 (ISP)

Year of Conference: 2015

Online publication date: 17/11/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology


DOI: 10.1049/cp.2015.1789

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Series Title: IET Conference Publications

ISBN: 9781785611360