The use of a microphone array for hands-free continuous speech recognition in noisy and reverberant environment is investigated. An array of eight omnidirectional microphones was placed at different angles and distances from the talker. A time delay compensation module was used to provide a beamformed signal as input to a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) based recognizer. A phone HMM adaptation, based on a small amount of phonetically rich sentences, further improved the recognition rate obtained by applying only beamforming. These results were confirmed both by experiments conducted in a noisy and reverberant environment and by simulations. In the latter case, different conditions were recreated by using the image method to reproduce synthetic versions of the array microphone signals

Microphone Array based Speech Recognition with Different Talker-Array Positions

Omologo, Maurizio;Matassoni, Marco;Svaizer, Piergiorgio;Giuliani, Diego
1997

Abstract

The use of a microphone array for hands-free continuous speech recognition in noisy and reverberant environment is investigated. An array of eight omnidirectional microphones was placed at different angles and distances from the talker. A time delay compensation module was used to provide a beamformed signal as input to a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) based recognizer. A phone HMM adaptation, based on a small amount of phonetically rich sentences, further improved the recognition rate obtained by applying only beamforming. These results were confirmed both by experiments conducted in a noisy and reverberant environment and by simulations. In the latter case, different conditions were recreated by using the image method to reproduce synthetic versions of the array microphone signals
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