The cocktail party problem: Solutions and applications

Authors

  • Karl Wiklund Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, ON L8S 4KI, Canada
  • Simon Haykin Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, ON L8S 4KI, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic wave interference, Autocorrelation functions, Basic principles, Classification procedure, Cocktail party problems, Computational auditory scene analysis, Cross correlations, Interaural intensity differences, Time-differences

Abstract

Some of the significant solutions and application to the cocktail party problem are discussed. Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA) is one of the solutions that is applied to solve the cocktail party problem. The classification procedure is based on simple approximations of four basic principles. These four basic principles include the inaugural time-difference (ITD), interaural intensity difference (IID), and pitch and temporal onset. The ITD can be computed through the cross-correlation and auto-correlation functions, while IID and onset are based on comparisons involving the signal's power envelope.

Published

2009-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Wiklund K, Haykin S. The cocktail party problem: Solutions and applications. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2009Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.13];37(3):80-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2143

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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