Blind Audiovisual Source Separation Using Sparse Representations
In this work we present a method to jointly separate active audio and visual structures on a given mixture. Blind Audiovisual Source Separation is achieved exploiting the coherence between a video signal and a one-microphone audio track. The efficient representation of audio and video sequences allows to build relationships between correlated structures on both modalities. Video structures exhibiting strong correlations with the audio signal and that are spatially close are grouped using a robust clustering algorithm that can count and localize audiovisual sources. Using such information and exploiting audio-video correlation, audio sources are also localized and separated. To the best of our knowledge this is the first blind audiovisual source separation algorithm conceived to deal with a video sequence and the corresponding mono audio signal.