Robust Speech Recognition in the Car Interior Environment having Car Noise and Audio Output

자동차 잡음 및 오디오 출력신호가 존재하는 자동차 실내 환경에서의 강인한 음성인식

  • 박철호 (LG 전자 단말연구소 개발 2실 6그룹) ;
  • 배재철 (경북대학교 전자전기공학부) ;
  • 배건성 (경북대학교 전자전기공학부)
  • Published : 2007.06.30


In this paper, we carried out recognition experiments for noisy speech having various levels of car noise and output of an audio system using the speech interface. The speech interface consists of three parts: pre-processing, acoustic echo canceller, post-processing. First, a high pass filter is employed as a pre-processing part to remove some engine noises. Then, an echo canceller implemented by using an FIR-type filter with an NLMS adaptive algorithm is used to remove the music or speech coming from the audio system in a car. As a last part, the MMSE-STSA based speech enhancement method is applied to the out of the echo canceller to remove the residual noise further. For recognition experiments, we generated test signals by adding music to the car noisy speech from Aurora 2 database. The HTK-based continuous HMM system is constructed for a recognition system. Experimental results show that the proposed speech interface is very promising for robust speech recognition in a noisy car environment.