TY - CONF
AB - "In this contribution we derive a variational EM (VEM) algorithm for model selection in complex Watson mixture models, which have been recently proposed as a model of the distribution of normalized microphone array signals in the short-time Fourier transform domain. The VEM algorithm is applied to count the number of active sources in a speech mixture by iteratively estimating the mode vectors of the Watson distributions and suppressing the signals from the corresponding directions. A key theoretical contribution is the derivation of the MMSE estimate of a quadratic form involving the mode vector of the Watson distribution. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the source counting approach at moderately low SNR. It is further shown that the VEM algorithm is more robust w.r.t. used threshold values."
AU - Drude, Lukas
AU - Chinaev, Aleksej
AU - Tran Vu, Dang Hai
AU - Haeb-Umbach, Reinhold
ID - 11752
T2 - 39th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014)
TI - Source Counting in Speech Mixtures Using a Variational EM Approach for Complexwatson Mixture Models
ER -