Preface.- Speech Segregation: Problems and Perspectives.- Auditory Scene Analysis: Examining the Role of Nonlinguistic Auditory Processing in Speech Perception.- Speech Separation: Further Insights from Recordings of Event-Related Brain Potentials in Humans.- Recurrent Timing Nets for F0-based Speaker Separation.- Blind Source Separation Using Graphical Models.- Speech Recognizer Based Maximum Likelihood Beamforming.- Exploiting Redundancy to Construct Listening Systems.- Automatic Speech Processing by Interference in Generative Models.- Signal Separation Motivated by Human Auditory Perception: Applications to Automatic Speech Recognition.- Speech Segregation Using an Event-Synchronous Auditory Image and STRAIGHT.- Underlying Principles of a High-Quality Speech Manipulation System STRAIGHT and Its Application to Speech Segregation.- On Ideal Binary Mask as the Computational Goal of Auditory Scene Analysis.- The History and Future of CASA.- Techniques for Robust Speech Recognition in Noisy and Reverberant Conditions.- Source Separation, Localization, and Comprehension in Humans, Machines, and Human-Machine Systems.- The Cancellation Principle in Acoustic Scene Analysis.- Informational and Energetic Masking Effects in Multitalker Speech Perception.- Masking the Feature Information in Multi-Stream Speech-Analogue Displays.- Interplay Between Visual and Audio Scene Analysis.- Evaluating Speech Separation Systems.- Making Sense of Everyday Speech: A Glimpsing Account.
This book is appropriate for those specializing in speech science, hearing science, neuroscience, or computer science and engineers working on applications such as automatic speech recognition, cochlear implants, hands-free telephones, sound recording, multimedia indexing and retrieval.
Speech Separation by Humans and Machines provides a comprehensive and authoritative discussion of our understanding of how humans separate speech, and the state of the art in approaching these abilities with machines. Leading authorities from around the world were invited to present their perspectives and discuss the points of contact to other perspectives. The result is a clear and uniform overview of this problem, and a primer in what is emerging as an important, active and successful area for the development of new techniques and applications. Chapters include historical and current summaries of relevant research in behavioral science, neuroscience and engineering, along with more in-depth descriptions of several of the most exciting current research projects and techniques.