%0 Electronic Article
%A Z.Y. Zohny
%+ School of Electronic, Electrical and System Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, United Kingdom
%A S.M. Naqvi
%+ School of Electronic, Electrical and System Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, United Kingdom
%A J.A. Chambers
%+ School of Electronic, Electrical and System Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, United Kingdom
%K outlier values
%K TIMIT database
%K interaural phase difference
%K student t-distribution
%K speech signals
%K MESSL algorithm enhancement
%K T-F points
%K signal to distortion ratio
%K time-frequency points
%K Gaussian distribution
%K robust clustering
%K IPD
%K SDR
%K probabilistic masks
%K speech mixtures
%K model-based expectation maximisation source separation
%K localisation algorithm
%K univariate parametric modelling
%K statistical nonstationarity
%K heavy-tailed distribution
%X The model-based expectation maximisation source separation and localisation (MESSL) algorithm is enhanced through the integration of robust clustering based on the Student's t-distribution. This heavy-tailed distribution, as compared with the Gaussian distribution used in MESSL, can potentially capture in a better manner the outlier values in the univariate parametric modelling of the time–frequency (T–F) points and thereby lead to more accurate probabilistic masks for source separation. In particular, the Student's t-distribution is exploited in modelling the interaural phase difference (IPD) in order to represent in a better manner the uncertainties introduced by the statistical non-stationarity of the speech signals and the associated small sample length effects. Simulation studies based on speech mixtures formed from the TIMIT database confirm the advantage of the proposed approach in terms of the signal to distortion ratio (SDR).
%@ 0013-5194
%T Enhancing MESSL algorithm with robust clustering based on Student's *t*-distribution
%B Electronics Letters
%D March 2014
%V 50
%N 7
%P 552-554
%I Institution of Engineering and Technology
%U https://digital-library.theiet.org/;jsessionid=uj3hyu8y01er.x-iet-live-01content/journals/10.1049/el.2013.4230
%G EN