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This paper proposes a Bitwise Gated Recurrent Unit (BGRU) network for the single-channel source separation task. Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) require several sets of weights within its cells, which significantly increases the computational cost compared to the fully-connected networks. To mitigate this increased computation, we focus on the GRU cells and quantize the feedforward procedure with binarized values and bitwise operations. The BGRU network is trained in two stages.


This work proposes the use of clean speech vocoder parameters
as the target for a neural network performing speech enhancement.
These parameters have been designed for text-to-speech
synthesis so that they both produce high-quality resyntheses
and also are straightforward to model with neural networks,
but have not been utilized in speech enhancement until now.
In comparison to a matched text-to-speech system that is given
the ground truth transcripts of the noisy speech, our model is


Automatic meeting analysis comprises the tasks of speaker counting, speaker diarization, and the separation of overlapped speech, followed by automatic speech recognition. This all has to be carried out on arbitrarily long sessions and, ideally, in an online or block-online manner. While significant progress has been made on individual tasks, this paper presents for the first time an all-neural approach to simultaneous speaker counting, diarization and source separation.


Can we perform an end-to-end music source separation with a variable number of sources using a deep learning model? We present an extension of the Wave-U-Net model which allows end-to-end monaural source separation with a non-fixed number of sources. Furthermore, we propose multiplicative conditioning with instrument labels at the bottleneck of the Wave-U-Net and show its effect on the separation results. This approach leads to other types of conditioning such as audio-visual source separation and score-informed source separation.


In this paper, we propose a new method for blind source separation, where we perform similarity search for a prepared clean speech database. The purpose of this mechanism is to separate short utterances that we frequently encounter in a real-world situation. The new method employs a local Gaussian model (LGM) for the probability density functions of separated signals, and updates the LGM variance parameters by using the similarity search results.


In this paper, we address the problem of enhancing the speech of a speaker of interest in a cocktail party scenario when visual information of the speaker of interest is available.Contrary to most previous studies, we do not learn visual features on the typically small audio-visual datasets, but use an already available face landmark detector (trained on a separate image dataset).The landmarks are used by LSTM-based models to generate time-frequency masks which are applied to the acoustic mixed-speech spectrogram.


Methods based on sparse representation have found great use in the recovery of audio signals degraded by clipping. The state of the art in declipping within the sparsity-based approaches has been achieved by the SPADE algorithm by Kitić et. al. (LVA/ICA’15). Our recent study (LVA/ICA’18) has shown that although the original S-SPADE can be improved such that it converges faster than the A-SPADE, the restoration quality is significantly worse. In the present paper, we propose a new version of S-SPADE.


We study the problem of semi-supervised singing voice separation, in which the training data contains a set of samples of mixed music (singing and instrumental) and an unmatched set of instrumental music. Our solution employs a single mapping function g, which, applied to a mixed sample, recovers the underlying instrumental music, and, applied to an instrumental sample, returns the same sample. The network g is trained using purely instrumental samples, as well as on synthetic mixed samples that are created by mixing reconstructed singing voices with random instrumental samples.


Despite significant advancements of deep learning on separating speech sources mixed in a single channel, same gender speaker mix, i.e., male-male or female-female, is still more difficult to separate than the case of opposite gender mix. In this study, we propose a pitch-aware speech separation approach to improve the speech separation performance.