- Volume 11 Issue 4
The nonlinear speech enhancement method with interactive parallel-extended Kalman filter is applied to speech contaminated by additive white noise. To represent the nonlinear and nonstationary nature of speech. we assume that speech is the output of a nonlinear prediction HMM (NPHMM) combining both neural network and HMM. The NPHMM is a nonlinear autoregressive process whose time-varying parameters are controlled by a hidden Markov chain. The simulation results shows that the proposed method offers better performance gains relative to the previous results  with slightly increased complexity.