Progressive Multi-Stage Neural Audio Codec with Psychoacoustic Loss and Discriminator

International Conference
2023-02-21 14:09
Authors : Byeong Hyeon Kim, Hyungseob Lim, Jihyun Lee, Inseon Jang, Hong-Goo Kang

Year : 2023

Publisher / Conference : ICASSP

Research area : Audio Signal Processing, Coding

Related project : 생성모델 기반 음향압축 기술 연구(3/5)

Presentation : Poster

In this paper, we improve the efficiency of the progressive multi-stage neural audio codec (PR-Codec) by utilizing perceptually motivated training criteria. Although our baseline PR-Codec successfully reconstructs full-band signals by progressively decoding the pre-defined subband signals, transparent quality can only be guaranteed in high bit-rates. To reduce bit-rates while maintaining perceptually transparent quality, we adopt a psychoacoustic model (PAM)-based loss and propose a perceptual weighting discriminator (PWD), which enables us to synthesize and discriminate audio signals in the perceptually motivated domain. We also introduce a scalar quantization with an entropy model to further enhance the quantization efficiency. Our experimental results show that our proposed model significantly improves perceptual reconstruction quality at the expense of the waveform disparity in the time-domain, compared to our previous model.
전체 356
356 International Conference Yanjue Song, Doyeon Kim, Hong-Goo Kang, Nilesh Madhu "Spectrum-aware neural vocoder based on self-supervised learning for speech enhancement" in EUSIPCO, 2024
355 International Conference Hyewon Han, Naveen Kumar "A cross-talk robust multichannel VAD model for multiparty agent interactions trained using synthetic re-recordings" in Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA, Satellite workshop in ICASSP), 2024
354 International Conference Yanjue Song, Doyeon Kim, Nilesh Madhu, Hong-Goo Kang "On the Disentanglement and Robustness of Self-Supervised Speech Representations" in International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication (ICEIC) (*awarded Best Paper), 2024
353 International Conference Yeona Hong, Miseul Kim, Woo-Jin Chung, Hong-Goo Kang "Contextual Learning for Missing Speech Automatic Speech Recognition" in International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication (ICEIC), 2024
352 International Conference Juhwan Yoon, Seyun Um, Woo-Jin Chung, Hong-Goo Kang "SC-ERM: Speaker-Centric Learning for Speech Emotion Recognition" in International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication (ICEIC), 2024
351 International Conference Hejung Yang, Hong-Goo Kang "On Fine-Tuning Pre-Trained Speech Models With EMA-Target Self-Supervised Loss" in ICASSP, 2024
350 International Journal Zainab Alhakeem, Se-In Jang, Hong-Goo Kang "Disentangled Representations in Local-Global Contexts for Arabic Dialect Identification" in Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 2024
349 International Conference Hong-Goo Kang, W. Bastiaan Kleijn, Jan Skoglund, Michael Chinen "Convolutional Transformer for Neural Speech Coding" in Audio Engineering Society Convention, 2023
348 International Conference Hong-Goo Kang, Jan Skoglund, W. Bastiaan Kleijn, Andrew Storus, Hengchin Yeh "A High-Rate Extension to Soundstream" in IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA), 2023
347 International Conference Zhenyu Piao, Hyungseob Lim, Miseul Kim, Hong-goo Kang "PDF-NET: Pitch-adaptive Dynamic Filter Network for Intra-gender Speaker Verification" in APSIPA ASC, 2023