A Dereverberation Formulation Based on Sparsity

Kocanaogullari A., Bayram İ.

23nd Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Malatya, Turkey, 16 - 19 May 2015, pp.1018-1021 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Malatya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1018-1021
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The dereverberation problem can be cast as a sparsity-based minimization problem, by making use of the short-time Fourier transform (STFT), provided that the room impulse response is known. However, in such a formulation, especially if the room impulse response is longer than the window employed in the STFT, minimization of the resulting cost function requires the STFT operator at each iteration. This in turn increases the computation cost of the minimization task. In this paper, we propose a formulation which can be solved by a simple iterative algorithm that does not require the use of the STFT operator We also investigate the performance of the formulation in a scenario where a real room impulse response is used.