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Non-Zero Diffusion Particle Flow SMC-PHD Filter for Audio-Visual Multi-Speaker Tracking

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© 2018 IEEE. The sequential Monte Carlo probability hypothesis density (SMC-PHD) filter has been shown to be promising for audio-visual multi-speaker tracking. Recently, the zero diffusion particle flow (ZPF) has been used to mitigate the weight degeneracy problem in the SMC-PHD filter. However, this leads to a substantial increase in the computational cost due to the migration of particles from prior to posterior distribution with a partial differential equation. This paper proposes an alternative method based on the non-zero diffusion particle flow (NPF) to adjust the particle states by fitting the particle distribution with the posterior probability density using the nonzero diffusion. This property allows efficient computation of the migration of particles. Results from the AV16.3 dataset demonstrate that we can significantly mitigate the weight degeneracy problem with a smaller computational cost as compared with the ZPF based SMC-PHD filter.

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Author(s): Liu Y, Hilton A, Chambers J, Zhao Y, Wang W

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings

Year of Conference: 2018

Pages: 4304-4308

Online publication date: 13/09/2018

Acceptance date: 15/04/2018

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2018.8461791

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ISBN: 9781538646588