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Audio head pose estimation using the direct to reverberant speech ratio

Barnard, M, Wang, W and Kittler, J (2013) Audio head pose estimation using the direct to reverberant speech ratio

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Abstract

Head pose is an important cue in many applications such as, speech recognition and face recognition. Most approaches to head pose estimation to date have used visual information to model and recognise a subject's head in different configurations. These approaches have a number of limitations such as, inability to cope with occlusions, changes in the appearance of the head, and low resolution images. We present here a novel method for determining coarse head pose orientation purely from audio information, exploiting the direct to reverberant speech energy ratio (DRR) within a highly reverberant meeting room environment. Our hypothesis is that a speaker facing towards a microphone will have a higher DRR and a speaker facing away from the microphone will have a lower DRR. This hypothesis is confirmed by experiments conducted on the publicly available AV16.3 database. © 2013 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Barnard, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wang, WUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kittler, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 18 October 2013
Identification Number : 10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6639234
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:53
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 15:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806078

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