A Novel Approach Based on Adaptive Long-Term Sub-Band Entropy and Multi-Thresholding Scheme for Detecting Speech Signal

Kun-Ching WANG
2012 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
Conventional entropy measure is derived from full-band (range from 0 Hz to 4 kHz); however, it can not clearly describe the spectrum variability during voice-activity. Here we propose a novel concept of adaptive long-term sub-band entropy (ALT-SubEnpy) measure and combine it with a multi-thresholding scheme for voice activity detection. In detail, the ALT-SubEnpy measure developed with four part parameters of sub-entropy which uses different long-term spectral window length at each part.
more » ... ently, the proposed ALT-SubEnpy-based algorithm recursively updates the four adaptive thresholds on each part. The proposed ALT-SubEnpy-based VAD method is shown to be an effective method while working at variable noise-level condition. key words: voice activity detection, long-term spectral analysis, sub-band entropy, variable noise-level, bark-scale wavelet packet
doi:10.1587/transinf.e95.d.2732 fatcat:rigvac4knvf5nk2rrjq3eu7sde