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Single Channel Source Separation with Deep Model: Tackle the Chime3 challenge

Status
Open
Type
Master/Diploma Thesis
Seminar Type
- None -
Announcement date
11 Mar 2015
Mentors
Research Areas

Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory


Diploma/Master’s Thesis: Single Channel Source Separation with Deep Model: Tackle the Chime3 challenge

Short Description :

Assume a single-channel multiple (two) speaker recording. Speech separation for such tasks can be formulated as binary classification problem in the time-frequency domain. The aim within this project is to apply develop mutli-label classification or deep learning algorithms for solving the problem. You will use deep neural networks to solve this ill-posed optimization problem. By implementing fast and reliable neural network models on a GPU and will get a broad knowledge of machine learning. If possible the outcome of your work
will contribute to a machine learning paper. We will use the model to evaluate data of the CHIME3 challenge. Therefore you will join an international competition (http://spandh.dcs.shef.ac.uk/chime_challenge/). If your are interested in this fascinating field of science simply drop me an email.


Your Tasks :

  • extend a neural network model in python on the GPU using THEANO [1]
  • analyze the implemented systems in terms of accuracy and performance
  • contribute to scientific work in form of a paper

Your Outcome :

  • learn to implement and simulate very fast Neural Networks on a GPU
  • learn how to solve difficult object recognition tasks
  • get a broad education in on applied machine learning
  • international competition (therefore job offers afterwards possible)

Your Profile :

  • motivation and reliability are a prerequisite
  • good knowledge in machine learning and neural networks (at least >2 machine learning courses)
  • knowledge in python programming


Additional Information :


This thesis project is planned for a duration of 6 months starting immediately. As it is a valid
contribution to an ongoing research project at the SPSC, it is rewarded with 2640e (440e per
month) and a good chance for publications.

Contact :


Matthias Zoehrer (matthias.zoehrer@tugraz.at or +43 (316) 873 - 4385)


References

[1] J. Bergstra, O. Breuleux, F. Bastien, P. Lamblin, R. Pascanu, G. Desjardins, J. Turian, D.Warde-
Farley, and Y. Bengio, "Theano: a CPU and GPU math expression compiler," in Proceedings of
the Python for Scientific Computing Conference (SciPy), Jun. 2010, oral Presentation.

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