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Developing a Speech Activity Detection System for the DARPA RATS Program

NG Tim, ZHANG Bing, NGUYEN Long, MATSOUKAS Spyros, ZHOU Xinhui, MESGARANI Nima, VESELÝ Karel and MATĚJKA Pavel. Developing a Speech Activity Detection System for the DARPA RATS Program. In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2012. Portland, Oregon: International Speech Communication Association, 2012, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-62276-759-5. ISSN 1990-9772. Available from: http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/interspeech_2012/i12_1969.html
Czech title
Vývoj systému pro detekci řečové aktivity pro program DARPA RATS
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Ng Tim (Raytheon BBN)
Zhang Bing (Raytheon BBN)
Nguyen Long (Raytheon BBN)
Matsoukas Spyros (Raytheon BBN)
Zhou Xinhui (UMD)
Mesgarani Nima (UMD)
Veselý Karel, Ing., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT)
Matějka Pavel, Ing., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT)
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Keywords
speech activity detection, noisy speech
Abstract
In this paper we present the SAD system developed by the Patrol team for the DARPA RATS phase 1 evaluation. The system achieves high accuracy on audio from noisy radio communication channels.
Annotation
This paper describes the speech activity detection (SAD) system developed by the Patrol team for the first phase of the DARPA RATS (Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech) program, which seeks to advance state of the art detection capabilities on audio from highly degraded communication channels. We present two approaches to SAD, one based on Gaussian mixture models, and one based on multi-layer perceptrons. We show that significant gains in SAD accuracy can be obtained by careful design of acoustic front end, feature normalization, incorporation of long span features via data-driven dimensionality reducing transforms, and channel dependent modeling. We also present a novel technique for normalizing detection scores from different systems for the purpose of system combination.
Published
2012
Pages
1-4
Journal
Proceedings of Interspeech, vol. 2012, no. 9, ISSN 1990-9772
Proceedings
Proceedings of Interspeech 2012
Conference
Interspeech 2012, Portland, US
ISBN
978-1-62276-759-5
Publisher
International Speech Communication Association
Place
Portland, Oregon, US
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB10099,
   author = "Tim Ng and Bing Zhang and Long Nguyen and Spyros Matsoukas and Xinhui Zhou and Nima Mesgarani and Karel Vesel\'{y} and Pavel Mat\v{e}jka",
   title = "Developing a Speech Activity Detection System for the DARPA RATS Program",
   pages = "1--4",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of Interspeech 2012",
   journal = "Proceedings of Interspeech",
   volume = 2012,
   number = 9,
   year = 2012,
   location = "Portland, Oregon, US",
   publisher = "International Speech Communication Association",
   ISBN = "978-1-62276-759-5",
   ISSN = "1990-9772",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/10099"
}
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