A New Method for Selecting Thresholding on Wavelet Packet Denoising for Speech Enhancement

  • Kim, I-jae (Dept. of Control & Inst. Eng., Hanyang Univ.) ;
  • Kim, Hyoung-soo (Dept. of Control & Inst. Eng., Hanyang Univ.) ;
  • Koh, Kwang-hyun (Dept. of Control & Inst. Eng., Hanyang Univ.) ;
  • Yang, Sung-il (Dept. of Control & Inst. Eng., Hanyang Univ.) ;
  • Y. Kwon (Dept. of Physics, Hanyang Univ.)
  • Published : 2001.06.01

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new method for selecting the threshold on wavelet packet denoising. In selecting threshold, the method using median is not efficient. Because this method can not recover unvoiced signal corrupted by noise. So we partition a speech signal corrupted by noise into the pure noise section and voiced section using autocorrelation and entropy. The autocorrelation and entropy can reflect disorder of noise. The new method yields more improved denoising effect. Especially unvoiced signal is very nicely reconstructed, and SNR is improved.