This paper describes the SINCoFETS entry for the Hurricane challenge [1], in which intelligibility enhancement algorithms for speech presentation in noise are compared. The proposed system combines noise-independent non-uniform time scaling and dynamics compression algorithms with noise dependent frequency equalization to improve the robustness of speech intelligibility against noise. The algorithms in the system are described and a short discussion of the results is given.

[1] M. Cooke, C. Mayo, and C. Valentini-Botinhao, "Intelligibility enhancing speech modifications: the hurricane challenge", in Proceedings of Interspeech 2013, 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2013)
Subtitle of host publicationSpeech in Life Sciences and Human Societies
EditorsF. Bimbot, C. Cerisara, C. Fougeron, G. Gravier, L. Lamel, F. Pellegrino, P. Perrier
PublisherISCA
Pages3569-3571
ISBN (Print)978-1-62993-443-3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2013
Event14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2013) - Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201329 Aug 2013
http://www.interspeech2013.org/

Publication series

NameInternational Speech Communication Association Annual Conference Proceedings
PublisherISCA
ISSN (Print)2308-457X

Conference

Conference14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2013)
Abbreviated titleInterspeech 2013
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period25/08/1329/08/13
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    Research areas

  • speech intelligibility, non-uniform time scaling, frequency equalization

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