Journal article

Robustness of Group Delay Representations for Noisy Speech Signals

This paper demonstrates the robustness of group delay based features to additive noise. First, we analytically show the robustness of group delay based represen- tations. The analysis makes use of the fact that, for minimum-phase signals, the group delay function can be represented in terms of the cepstral coefficients of the log-magnitude spectrum. Such a representation results in the speech spectrum dominating over the noise spectrum, both at low and high SNRs. Further, we ex- perimentally demonstrate the robustness of the representation on a voice activity detection (VAD) task, comparing a group delay based VAD algorithm with standard VAD methods as well as a magnitude-spectrum based method.

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