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Noise Reduction by Noise-Adaptive Spectral Magnitude Expansion

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Noise-adaptive spectra magnitude expansion bridges the gap between compandors used to overcome the limited dynamic range of a transmission channel and noise suppression techniques such as spectral subtraction or spectral short-time wiener filtering. The underlying idea of noise-adaptive spectral magnitude expansion is to adapt the crossover point of the spectral magnitude expansion in e;ach frequency channel based on the noise level. When no restrictions are imposed or the expansion characteristic, many types of spectral short-time filtering, such as spectral subtraction and spectral short-time Wiener filtering, can be considered as special cases of noise-adaptive spectral magnitude expansion.

JAES Volume 42 Issue 5 pp. 341-349; May 1994
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