18th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Aalborg, Denmark, 23 - 27 August 2010, pp.731-735
This paper proposes a 2D Non-negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) based single-channel source separation algorithm that emphasizes perceptually important components of audio. Unlike the existing methods, the proposed scheme performs a psychoacoustic pre-processing on the mixture spectrogram in order to supress audio components that are not critical to human hearing sensation while amplifying the perceptually important ones. This yields the auditory spectrogram referred as sonogram of the observed audio mixture and the individual sources are then extracted by 2D NMF. Test results reported in terms of Signal-to-Distortion-Ratio (SDR), Signal-to-Inference-Ratio (SIR) and Signal-to-Artifact-Ratio (SAR) show that the proposed perceptually enhanced separation improves the quality of decomposed audio sources by 1.5-6.5 dB with a reduced computational complexity.