3 years ago

A Wavenet for Speech Denoising.

Dario Rethage, Xavier Serra, Jordi Pons

Currently, most speech processing techniques use magnitude spectrograms as front-end and are therefore by default discarding part of the signal: the phase. In order to overcome this limitation, we propose an end-to-end learning method for speech denoising based on Wavenet. The proposed model adaptation retains Wavenet's powerful acoustic modeling capabilities, while significantly reducing its time-complexity by eliminating its autoregressive nature. Specifically, the model makes use of non-causal, dilated convolutions and predicts target fields instead of a single target sample. The discriminative adaptation of the model we propose, learns in a supervised fashion via minimizing a regression loss. These modifications make the model highly parallelizable during both training and inference. Both computational and perceptual evaluations indicate that the proposed method is preferred to Wiener filtering, a common method based on processing the magnitude spectrogram.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1706.07162

DOI: arXiv:1706.07162v3

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