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# Hilbert Envelope Based Features for Far-Field Speech Recognition

Automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems, trained on speech signals from close-talking microphones, generally fail in recognizing far-field speech. In this paper, we present a Hilbert Envelope based feature extraction technique to alleviate the artifacts introduced by room reverberations. The proposed technique is based on modeling temporal envelopes of the speech signal in narrow sub-bands using Frequency Domain Linear Prediction (FDLP). ASR experiments on far-field speech using the proposed FDLP features show significant performance improvements when compared to other robust feature extraction techniques (average relative improvement of $43 %$ in word error rate).

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To appear in MLMI 2008

#### Reference

• LIDIAP-REPORT-2008-066

Record created on 2010-02-11, modified on 2016-08-08