© 2005

Speech Enhancement

  • Describes the newest developments of this exciting field


Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Jacob Benesty, Shoji Makino, Jingdong Chen
    Pages 1-8
  3. Jacob Benesty, Jingdong Chen, Yiteng (Arden) Huang, Simon Doclo
    Pages 9-41
  4. Akihiko Sugiyama, Masanori Kato, Masahiro Serizawa
    Pages 115-133
  5. Firas Jabloun, Benoit Champagne
    Pages 135-159
  6. Simon Doclo, Ann Spriet, Jan Wouters, Marc Moonen
    Pages 199-228
  7. Sven Nordholm, Hai Quang Dam, Nedelko Grbić, Siow Yong Low
    Pages 229-246
  8. Tomohiro Nakatani, Masato Miyoshi, Keisuke Kinoshita
    Pages 247-270
  9. Yiteng (Arden) Huang, Jacob Benesty, Jingdong Chen
    Pages 271-298
  10. Hiroshi Sawada, Ryo Mukai, Shoko Araki, Shoji Makino
    Pages 299-327
  11. Shoko Araki, Shoji Makino
    Pages 329-352
  12. Ryo Mukai, Hiroshi Sawada, Shoko Araki, Shoji Makino
    Pages 353-369
  13. Guy J. Brown, DeLiang Wang
    Pages 371-402
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 403-406

About this book


We live in a noisy world! In all applications (telecommunications, hands-free communications, recording, human-machine interfaces, etc) that require at least one microphone, the signal of interest is usually contaminated by noise and reverberation. As a result, the microphone signal has to be "cleaned" with digital signal processing tools before it is played out, transmitted, or stored.

This book is about speech enhancement. Different well-known and state-of-the-art methods for noise reduction, with one or multiple microphones, are discussed. By speech enhancement, we mean not only noise reduction but also dereverberation and separation of independent signals. These topics are also covered in this book. However, the general emphasis is on noise reduction because of the large number of applications that can benefit from this technology.

The goal of this book is to provide a strong reference for researchers, engineers, and graduate students who are interested in the problem of signal and speech enhancement. To do so, we invited well-known experts to contribute chapters covering the state of the art in this focused field.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.INRS-EMTUniversite du QuebecMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Communication Science LaboratoriesNTTKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Bell LabsLucent TechnologiesMurray HillUSA

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