JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 24(9): 1271-1281, doi: 10.3217/jucs-024-09-1271
Machine Learning Optimization of Parameters for Noise Estimation
expand article infoYuyong Jeon, Ilkyeun Ra§, Youngjin Park|, Sangmin Lee
‡ Inha University, Incheon, Republic of Korea§ University of Colorado Denver, Denver, United States of America| Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Ansan, Republic of Korea
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In this paper, a fast and effective method of parameter optimization for noise estimation is proposed for various types of noise. The proposed method is based on gradient descent, which is one of the optimization methods used in machine learning. The learning rate of gradient descent was set to a negative value for optimizing parameters for a speech quality improvement problem. The speech quality was evaluated using a suite of measures. After parameter optimization by gradient descent, the values were re-checked using a wider range to prevent convergence to a local minimum. To optimize the problem's five parameters, the overall number of operations using the proposed method was 99.99958% smaller than that using the conventional method. The extracted optimal values increased the speech quality by 1.1307%, 3.097%, 3.742%, and 3.861% on average for signal-to-noise ratios of 0, 5, 10, and 15 dB, respectively.
noise estimation, optimization, machine learning, gradient descent