Hands-free interaction represents a key-point for increase of flexibility of present applications and for the development of new speech recognition applications, where the user can not be encumbered by either hand-held or head-mounted microphones. When the microphone is far from the speaker, the transduced signal is affected by degradation of different nature, that is often unpredictable. Special microphones and multimicrophone acquisition systems represent a way of reducing some environmental noise effects. Robust processing and adaptation techniques can be further used in order to compensate for different kinds of variability that may be present in the recognizer input. The purpose of this paper is to re-visit some of the assumptions about the different sources of this variability and to discuss both on special transducer systems and on compensation/adaptation techniques that can be adopted. In particular, the paper will refer to the use of multimicrophone systems to overcome some undesired effects caused by room acoustic (e.g. reverberation) and by coherent/incoherent noise (e.g. competitive talkers, computer fans)

On the Future Trends of Hands-Free ASR: Variabilities in the Environmental Conditions and in the Acoustics Transduction

Omologo, Maurizio
1997

Abstract

Hands-free interaction represents a key-point for increase of flexibility of present applications and for the development of new speech recognition applications, where the user can not be encumbered by either hand-held or head-mounted microphones. When the microphone is far from the speaker, the transduced signal is affected by degradation of different nature, that is often unpredictable. Special microphones and multimicrophone acquisition systems represent a way of reducing some environmental noise effects. Robust processing and adaptation techniques can be further used in order to compensate for different kinds of variability that may be present in the recognizer input. The purpose of this paper is to re-visit some of the assumptions about the different sources of this variability and to discuss both on special transducer systems and on compensation/adaptation techniques that can be adopted. In particular, the paper will refer to the use of multimicrophone systems to overcome some undesired effects caused by room acoustic (e.g. reverberation) and by coherent/incoherent noise (e.g. competitive talkers, computer fans)
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11582/1382
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
social impact