A multimicrophone approach to speech processing in a smart-room environment (2007)
Abstract / truncated to 115 words
Recent advances in computer technology and speech and language processing have made possible that some new ways of person-machine communication and computer assistance to human activities start to appear feasible. Concretely, the interest on the development of new challenging applications in indoor environments equipped with multiple multimodal sensors, also known as smart-rooms, has considerably grown. In general, it is well-known that the quality of speech signals captured by microphones that can be located several meters away from the speakers is severely distorted by acoustic noise and room reverberation. In the context of the development of hands-free speech applications in smart-room environments, the use of obtrusive sensors like close-talking microphones is usually not allowed, and consequently, ... toggle 6 keywordsmicrophone arrays – speech beamforming – far- field speech recognition – smart environments – speaker localization – acoustic head orientation estimation
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