”Acoustic models for online blind source dereverberation using sequential Monte Carlo methods”
C. Evers , J. R. Hopgood, and J. Bell
Reverberation and noise cause significant deterioration of audio quality and intelligibility to signals recorded in acoustic environments. Noise is usually modeled as a common signal observed in the room and independent of room acoustics. However, this simplistic model cannot necessarily capture the effects of separate noise sources at different locations in the room. This paper proposes a noise model that considers distinct noise sources whose individual acoustic impulse responses are separated into source-sensor specific and common acoustical resonances. Further to noise, the signal is distorted by reverberation. Using parametric models of the system, recursive expressions of the filtering distribution can be derived. Based on these results, a sequential Monte Carlo approach for online dereverberation and enhancement is proposed. Simulation results for speech are presented to verify the effectiveness of the model and method.