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Loweimi, E.; Barker, J.; Hain, T. (2016)
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Designing good normalisation to counter the effect of environmental\ud distortions is one of the major challenges for automatic speech\ud recognition (ASR). The Vector Taylor series (VTS) method is a powerful\ud and mathematically well principled technique that can be applied\ud to both the feature and model domains to compensate for both\ud additive and convolutional noises. One of the limitations of this\ud approach, however, is that it is tied to MFCC (and log-filterbank)\ud features and does not extend to other representations such as PLP,\ud PNCC and phase-based front-ends that use power transformation\ud rather than log compression. This paper aims at broadening the\ud scope of the VTS method by deriving a new formulation that assumes\ud a power transformation is used as the non-linearity during\ud feature extraction. It is shown that the conventional VTS, in the log\ud domain, is a special case of the new extended framework. In addition,\ud the new formulation introduces one more degree of freedom\ud which makes it possible to tune the algorithm to better fit the data\ud to the statistical requirements of the ASR back-end. Compared with\ud MFCC and conventional VTS, the proposed approach provides upto\ud 12.2% and 2.0% absolute performance improvements on average, in\ud Aurora-4 tasks, respectively
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