Multi-microphone Complex Spectral Mapping for Utterance-wise and Continuous Speaker Separation

10/04/2020 ∙ by Zhong-Qiu Wang, et al. ∙ 0

We propose multi-microphone complex spectral mapping, a simple way of applying deep learning for time-varying non-linear beamforming, for offline utterance-wise and block-online continuous speaker separation in reverberant conditions, aiming at both speaker separation and dereverberation. Assuming a fixed array geometry between training and testing, we train deep neural networks (DNN) to predict the real and imaginary (RI) components of target speech at a reference microphone from the RI components of multiple microphones. We then integrate multi-microphone complex spectral mapping with beamforming and post-filtering to further improve separation, and combine it with frame-level speaker counting for block-online continuous speaker separation (CSS). Although our system is trained on simulated room impulse responses (RIR) based on a fixed number of microphones arranged in a given geometry, it generalizes well to a real array with the same geometry. State-of-the-art separation performance is obtained on the simulated two-talker SMS-WSJ corpus and the real-recorded LibriCSS dataset.

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