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Blind Spectral-GMM Estimation for Underdetermined Instantaneous Audio Source Separation

Simon Arberet 1 Alexey Ozerov 2 Rémi Gribonval 1 Frédéric Bimbot 1
1 METISS - Speech and sound data modeling and processing
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
Abstract : The underdetermined blind audio source separation problem is often addressed in the time-frequency domain by assuming that each time-frequency point is an independently distributed random variable. Other approaches which are not blind assume a more structured model, like the Spectral Gaussian Mixture Models (Spectral-GMMs), thus exploiting statistical diversity of audio sources in the separation process. However, in this last approach, Spectral-GMMs are supposed to be learned from some training signals. In this paper, we propose a new approach for learning Spectral-GMMs of the sources without the need of using training signals. The proposed blind method significantly outperforms state-of-the-art approaches on stereophonic instantaneous music mixtures.
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Simon Arberet, Alexey Ozerov, Rémi Gribonval, Frédéric Bimbot. Blind Spectral-GMM Estimation for Underdetermined Instantaneous Audio Source Separation. International Conference on Independent Component Analysis and Blind Source Separation (ICA), Mar 2009, Paraty, Brazil. pp. 751 - 758. ⟨hal-00482287⟩

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