In this work, we propose a novel representationlearning technique for Deep Learning-based Speech Enhancement algorithms inspired by Domain-Adversarial training. A gradient reversal layer and an additional network are employed, only at training time, to explicitly enforce a representation that is orthogonal to the additive noise in the input signal. We show that such learning scheme, which can be applied easily to most mask-based Deep Neural Network Speech Enhancement approaches, is able to improve the denoising performance when used in conjunction with scale-invariant signal-to-distortion ratio loss and allows to reach state-of-the-art performance with no computational overhead at run-time. In particular, on the commonly used VoiceBank-DEMAND benchmarking dataset, we improve signal-to-distortion ratio and signal-to-noise ratio over the nonadversarial model and CSIG, COVL and CBAK over other, state-of-the art, adversarial training techniques.

A Novel Adversarial Training Scheme for Deep Neural Network based Speech Enhancement

Cornell S.;Principi E.;Squartini S.
2020

Abstract

In this work, we propose a novel representationlearning technique for Deep Learning-based Speech Enhancement algorithms inspired by Domain-Adversarial training. A gradient reversal layer and an additional network are employed, only at training time, to explicitly enforce a representation that is orthogonal to the additive noise in the input signal. We show that such learning scheme, which can be applied easily to most mask-based Deep Neural Network Speech Enhancement approaches, is able to improve the denoising performance when used in conjunction with scale-invariant signal-to-distortion ratio loss and allows to reach state-of-the-art performance with no computational overhead at run-time. In particular, on the commonly used VoiceBank-DEMAND benchmarking dataset, we improve signal-to-distortion ratio and signal-to-noise ratio over the nonadversarial model and CSIG, COVL and CBAK over other, state-of-the art, adversarial training techniques.
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