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Prof. Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace, France
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.

IJFCC 2014 Vol.3(3): 216-221 ISSN: 2010-3751
DOI: 10.7763/IJFCC.2014.V3.299

Speech Enhancement Techniques: Quality vs. Intelligibility

Milind U. Nemade and Satish K. Shah
Abstract—With the rapid advancements in industrial and technology applications, the demand from consumer for transmission and manipulation of data, primarily - speech, audio and images, are at its peak. The speech, being a fundamental way of communication for the humans, has been embedded in various essential applications like speech recognition, voice-distance-talk and other forms of personal communications. There are so many applications of speech still to be far from reality just because of lack of efficient and reliable noise removal mechanism and preserving or improving the intelligibility for the speech signals. The broad categories of speech enhancement techniques can be listed as speech filtering techniques, beam forming techniques and active noise cancellation methods. In this paper, an attempt has been stepped towards surveying the methodologies for speech improvement. It is also interesting to investigate, how these techniques affect the performance of various application systems like speech recognition and speech communication. Essentially, we also discuss about the types and sources of noise that can be considered in speech enhancements.

Index Terms—Enhancement, beamforming and active noise cancellation, single channel enhancement

Milind U. Nemade is with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology Sion, Mumbai, University of Mumbai, India (e-mail: mnemade@somaiya.edu)
Satish K. Shah is with the Electrical Engineering Department at Faculty of Tec hnology, MS University of Baroda.


Cite: Milind U. Nemade and Satish K. Shah, "Speech Enhancement Techniques: Quality vs. Intelligibility," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 216-221, 2014.

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