Professor Guy Brown

BSc(Hons), PhD, MEd

Department of Computer Science

Head of Department

Professor of Computer Science

Member of the Speech and Hearing (SpandH) research group

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g.j.brown@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 1821
+44 114 222 1825 (Personal Assistant: Joanna Lawrence)

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Professor Guy Brown
Department of Computer Science
Regent Court
211 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
Profile

Professor Brown obtained a BSc (Hons) Applied Science from Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1984 and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield in 1992. He was appointed to a lectureship in the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield in 1992.

He also obtained the MEd in Teaching and Learning from the University of Sheffield in 1997. He has held visiting appointments at LIMSI-CNRS (France), Ohio State University (USA), Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) and ATR (Japan).

He was appointed to a Chair of Computer Science in 2013. He is currently Head of Department.

Research interests

Professor Brown's main research interest is Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA), which aims to build machine systems that mimic the ability of human listeners to segregate complex mixtures of sound.

He also has interests in noise-robust and reverberation-robust automatic speech recognition, models of auditory function in normal and impaired hearing, binaural modelling and the phonetics of overlapping speech. A recent interest is the application of CASA technology in mobile robot platforms.

He is the co-editor (with DeLiang Wang) of Computational auditory scene analysis: Principles, Algorithms, and Applications (IEEE Press/Wiley-Interscience).

Publications

Books

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • White T, Fraser G & Brown G (2019) Improving random GUI testing with image-based widget detection. ISSTA 2019 Proceedings of the 28th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (pp 307-317). Beijing, China, 15 July 2019 - 19 July 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vecchiotti P, Ma N, Squartini S & Brown G (2019) End-to-end binaural sound localisation from the raw waveform. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2019). Brighton, UK, 12 May 2019 - 17 May 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Romero H, Ma N, Brown G, Beeston A & Hasan M (2019) Deep learning features for robust detection of acoustic events in sleep-disordered breathing. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2019). Brighton, UK, 12 May 2019 - 17 May 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • White T, Fraser G & Brown GJ (2018) Modelling Hand Gestures to Test Leap Motion Controlled Applications. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW) (pp 204-213), 13 April 2018 - 13 April 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Guo Y, Wang X, Wu C, Fu Q, Ma N & Brown G (2016) A robust dual-microphone speech source localization algorithm for reverberant environments. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2016 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zeiler S, Nicheli R, Ma N, Brown GJ & Kolossa D (2016) Robust audiovisual speech recognition using noise-adaptive linear discriminant analysis. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 20 March 2016 - 25 March 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Marxer R, Barker J & Brown GJ (2015) Exploiting synchrony spectra and deep neural networks for noise-robust automatic speech recognition. 2015 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU), 13 December 2015 - 17 December 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alghamdi N, Maddock SC, Brown GJ & Barker J (2015) Investigating the Impact of Artificial Enhancement of Lip Visibility on the Intelligibility of Spectrally-Distorted Speech. FAAVSP-2015 (pp 93-98), 11 September 2015 - 13 September 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Brown GJ & Gonzalez JA (2015) Exploiting top-down source models to improve binaural localisation of multiple sources in reverberant environments. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, Vol. 2015-January (pp 160-164) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, Brown G & May T (2015) Exploiting deep neural networks and head movements for binaural localisation of multiple speakers in reverberant conditions. Proceedings of Interspeech 2015 (pp 160-164). Dresden, Germany, 6 September 2015 - 10 September 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • May T, Ma N & Brown GJ (2015) Robust localisation of multiple speakers exploiting head movements and multi-conditional training of binaural cues. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Brisbane, 19 April 2015 - 24 April 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, May T, Wierstorf H & Brown GJ (2015) A machine-hearing system exploiting head movements for binaural sound localisation in reverberant conditions. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 19 April 2015 - 24 April 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N, May T, Wierstorf H, Brown GJ & IEEE (2015) A MACHINE-HEARING SYSTEM EXPLOITING HEAD MOVEMENTS FOR BINAURAL SOUND LOCALISATION IN REVERBERANT CONDITIONS. 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING (ICASSP) (pp 2699-2703) RIS download Bibtex download
  • May T, Ma N, Brown GJ & IEEE (2015) ROBUST LOCALISATION OF MULTIPLE SPEAKERS EXPLOITING HEAD MOVEMENTS AND MULTI-CONDITIONAL TRAINING OF BINAURAL CUES. 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING (ICASSP) (pp 2679-2683) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lin L, Barker J & Brown GJ (2015) The effect of cochlear implant processing on speaker intelligibility: A perceptual study and computer model. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, Vol. 2015-January (pp 1566-1570) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Schymura C, Walther T, Kolossa D, Ma N & Brown GJ (2014) Binaural sound source localisation using a Bayesian-network-based blackboard system and hypothesis-driven feedback. Proceedings of Forum Acusticum, Vol. 2014-January View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Beeston AV & Brown GJ (2014) Consonant confusions provide further evidence that time-reversed rooms disturb compensation for reverberation. Proceedings of Forum Acusticum, Vol. 2014-January RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kallasjoki H, Gemmeke J, Palomaki K, Beeston A & Brown GJ (2014) Recognition of reverberant speech by missing data imputation and NMF feature enhancement. IEEE SPS AASP REVERB Challenge Workshop. Florence, 10 May 2014 - 10 May 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hunt C, Brown GJ & Fraser G (2014) Automatic testing of natural user interfaces. Seventh IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation, 31 March 2014 - 4 April 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ, Beeston AV & Palomäki KJ (2012) Perceptual compensation for the effects of reverberation on consonant identification: A comparison of human and machine performance. 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012, Vol. 2 (pp 1714-1717) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kurtic E, Wells B, Brown GJ, Kempton T & Aker A (2012) A Corpus of Spontaneous Multi-party Conversation in Bosnian Serbo-Croatian and British English. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012), Istanbul, Turkey RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ, Juergens T, Meddis R, Robertson M, Clark NR & Assoc ISC (2011) The representation of speech in a nonlinear auditory model: time-domain analysis of simulated auditory-nerve firing patterns. 12TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2011 (INTERSPEECH 2011), VOLS 1-5 (pp 2464-2467) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kurtic E, Brown GJ, Wells B & ASSOC ISC (2010) Resources for turn competition in overlap in multi-party conversations: Speech rate, pausing and duration. 11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2010 (INTERSPEECH 2010), VOLS 3 AND 4 (pp 2554-+) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Robertson M, Brown GJ, Lecluyse W, Panda M, Tan CM & ASSOC ISC (2010) A speech-in-noise test based on spoken digits: Comparison of normal and impaired listeners using a computer model. 11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2010 (INTERSPEECH 2010), VOLS 3 AND 4 (pp 2474-+) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kurtic E, Brown GJ & Wells B (2010) Resources for turn competition in overlap in multi-party conversations: speech rate, pausing and duration.. INTERSPEECH (pp 2550-2553) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN, Tucker S, Brown GJ & Whittaker S (2009) Audio spatialisation strategies for multitasking during teleconferences. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH (pp 2935-2938) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kurtić E, Brown GJ & Wells B (2009) Fundamental Frequency Height as a Resource for the Management of Overlap in Talk-in-Interaction View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN, Tucker S, Brown GJ & Whittaker S (2009) Audio spatialisation strategies for multitasking during teleconferences. INTERSPEECH 2009: 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2009, VOLS 1-5 (pp 2903-2906) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN, Tucker S, Brown GJ & Whittaker S (2008) The influence of audio presentation style on multitasking during teleconferences. INTERSPEECH 2008 - 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (pp 801-804) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN, Tucker S, Brown GJ & Whittaker S (2008) The Influence of Audio Presentation Style on Multitasking During Teleconferences. INTERSPEECH 2008: 9TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2008, VOLS 1-5 (pp 801-804) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN & Brown GJ (2008) Binaural speech separation using recurrent timing neural networks for joint F0-localisation estimation. MACHINE LEARNING FOR MULTIMODAL INTERACTION, Vol. 4892 (pp 271-282) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN & Brown GJ (2007) Recurrent timing neural networks for joint F0-localisation based speech separation. ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, Vol. 1 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mill RW & Brown GJ (2007) Auditory-inspired interval statistic receivers for passive sonar signal detection. OCEANS 2007 - EUROPE, VOLS 1-3 (pp 37-42) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN & Brown GJ (2007) Recurrent timing neural networks for joint F0-localisation based speech separation. 2007 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL I, PTS 1-3, PROCEEDINGS (pp 157-160) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ, Harding S & Barker JP (2006) Speech separation based on the statistics of binaural auditory features. ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, Vol. 5 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Palomäki KJ, Brown GJ & Barker JP (2006) Recognition of reverberant speech using full cepstral features and spectral missing data. ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, Vol. 1 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Palomaki KJ, Brown GJ & Barker JP (2006) Recognition of reverberant speech using full cepstral features and spectral missing data. 2006 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-13 (pp 289-292) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ, Harding S & Barker JP (2006) Speech separation based on the statistics of binaural auditory features. 2006 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-13 (pp 5807-5810) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Palomaki KJ, Brown GJ & Barker JP (2006) Recognition of reverberant speech using full cepstral features and spectral missing data. 2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Vol I, Proceedings (pp 289-292). Toulouse, FRANCE, 14 May 2006 - 19 May 2006. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ, Harding S & Barker JP (2006) Speech separation based on the statistics of binaural auditory features. 2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Vol V, Proceedings (pp 949-952) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN & Brown GJ (2005) Physiologically motivated audio-visual localisation and tracking. 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (pp 773-776) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harding S, Barker J & Brown GJ (2005) Binaural feature selection for missing data speech recognition. 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (pp 1269-1272) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harding S, Barker J & Brown GJ (2005) Mask estimation based on sound localisation for missing data speech recognition. 2005 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-5 (pp 537-540) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ & Palomaki KJ (2005) Techniques for robust speech recognition in noisy and reverberant conditions. SPEECH SEPARATION BY HUMANS AND MACHINES (pp 213-220) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Eggink J & Brown GJ (2004) Instrument recognition in accompanied sonatas and concertos. 2004 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL IV, PROCEEDINGS (pp 217-220) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN, Brown GJ, Wan V & Renals S (2003) Feature selection for the classification of crosstalk in multi-channel audio. EUROSPEECH 2003 - 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (pp 469-472) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Eggink J & Brown GJ (2003) A missing feature approach to instrument identification in polyphonic music. 2003 IEEE WORKSHOP ON APPLICATIONS OF SIGNAL PROCESSING TO AUDIO AND ACOUSTICS PROCEEDINGS (pp 49-49) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Eggink J & Brown GJ (2003) A missing feature approach to instrument identification in polyphonic music. 2003 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL V, PROCEEDINGS (pp 553-556) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Roman N, Wang D & Brown GJ (2002) Location-based sound segregation. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing, 13 May 2002 - 17 May 2002. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Roman N, Wang DL & Brown GJ (2002) Location-based sound segregation. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Vol. 3 (pp 2299-2303) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wu M, Wang D & Brown GJ (2002) A multi-pitch tracking algorithm for noisy speech. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing, 13 May 2002 - 17 May 2002. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Palomäki KJ, Brown GJ & Barker J (2002) Missing data speech recognition in reverberant conditions. ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, Vol. 1 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Palomaki KJ, Brown GJ & Barker J (2002) Missing data speech recognition in reverberant conditions. 2002 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS I-IV, PROCEEDINGS (pp 65-68) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN & Brown GJ (2002) A neural oscillator model of auditory selective attention. ADVANCES IN NEURAL INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS 14, VOLS 1 AND 2, Vol. 14 (pp 1205-1212) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yao X, Fischer M & Brown G (2001) Neural network ensembles and their application to traffic flow prediction in telecommunications networks. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Vol. 1 (pp 693-698) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ, Barker J & Wang DL (2001) A neural oscillator sound separator for missing data speech recognition. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Vol. 4 (pp 2907-2912) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ, Barker J & Wang DL (2001) A neural oscillator sound separator for missing data speech recognition. IJCNN'01: INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS, VOLS 1-4, PROCEEDINGS (pp 2907-2912) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN & Brown GJ (2001) A neural oscillator model of auditory attention. ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS-ICANN 2001, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 2130 (pp 1163-1170) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wrigley SN & Brown GJ (2000) Synfire chains as a neural mechanism for auditory grouping. BRITISH JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY, Vol. 34(2) (pp 116-117) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Makin SJ & Brown GJ (2000) Identification of concurrent vowels using spectral matching with 'missing data'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY, Vol. 34(2) (pp 108-109) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ & Wang DL (2000) An oscillatory correlation framework for computational auditory scene analysis. ADVANCES IN NEURAL INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS 12, Vol. 12 (pp 747-753) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Godsmark D & Brown GJ (1999) A blackboard architecture for computational auditory scene analysis. SPEECH COMMUNICATION, Vol. 27(3-4) (pp 351-366) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cooke M, Parker H, Brown GJ & Wrigley SN (1999) The interactive auditory demonstrations project.. EUROSPEECH RIS download Bibtex download
  • Godsmark D & Brown GJ (1997) A computational model of auditory organization .2. Grouping by emergent properties. BRITISH JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY, Vol. 31(2) (pp 117-117) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Godsmark G & Brown GJ (1997) A computational model of auditory organization .1. Context sensitive integration of multiple grouping principles. BRITISH JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY, Vol. 31(2) (pp 116-117) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ & Wang DL (1997) Modelling the perceptual separation of concurrent vowels with a network of neural oscillators. 1997 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS, VOLS 1-4 (pp 569-574) RIS download Bibtex download
  • COOKE MP & BROWN GJ (1993) COMPUTATIONAL AUDITORY SCENE ANALYSIS - EXPLOITING PRINCIPLES OF PERCEIVED CONTINUITY. SPEECH COMMUNICATION, Vol. 13(3-4) (pp 391-399) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma N & Brown GJ () Speech Localisation in a Multitalker Mixture by Humans and Machines. Interspeech 2016 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Roman N, DeLiang Wang & Brown GJ () Location-based sound segregation. Proceedings of the 2002 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. IJCNN'02 (Cat. No.02CH37290) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mingyang Wu , DeLiang Wang & Brown GJ () Pitch tracking based on statistical anticipation. IJCNN'01. International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. Proceedings (Cat. No.01CH37222) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Roman N, DeLiang Wang & Brown GJ () Speech segregation based on sound localization. IJCNN'01. International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. Proceedings (Cat. No.01CH37222) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ & DeLiang Wang () The separation of speech from interfering sounds: an oscillatory correlation approach. IJCNN'99. International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. Proceedings (Cat. No.99CH36339) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ & Cooke M () A neural oscillator model of primitive auditory grouping. Proceedings of 1995 Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Accoustics RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown GJ & Beeston AV () Perceptual compensation for effects of reverberation in speech identification: A computer model based on auditory efferent processing.. Interspeech 2010. Japan, 26 September 2010 - 30 September 2010. RIS download Bibtex download

Exhibitions

  • Maddock SC, Brown GJ & Bax N (2014, September 18) Computer Love 2.0. Festival of the Mind 2014, Sheffield. RIS download Bibtex download

Posters

  • Alghamdi N, Maddock S, Brown GJ & Barker J (2015) A comparison of audiovisual and auditory-only training on the perception of spectrally-distorted speech. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. RIS download Bibtex download
Grants

Current grants

  • Brahms: Breathing Resistance Assessment via Home Monitoring of Sleep, Innovate UK, 06/2019 - 11/2020, £109,600, as PI
  • MAI: Musical Artificial Intelligence, HEFCE, 02/2019 - 05/2020, £53,408, as PI
  • Insitute of Coding, HEFCE, 11/2017 - 03/2020, £957,000, as Co-PI
  • Studentship, Passion 4 Life, 10/2017 - 09/2020, as PI

Previous grants

  • Passion for Life, InnovateUK, 04/2015 - 06/2017, £149,280, as PI
  • Meeting the challenge of simultaneous talk for cochlear implant users, AHRC, 03/2014 - 03/2015, £69,339, as Co-PI
  • Two!Ears, EC - FP7, 12/2013 - 11/2016, £267,134, as PI
  • Automatic Testing of Natural User Interfaces, Microsoft Research Ltd., 06/2013 - 12/2017, £15,625, as Co-PI
  • A computational model of speech recognition in hearing impaired listeners based on missing feature theory, RNID, 10/2007 - 09/2010, £68,951, as PI
  • Phonetic design of overlapping speech in talk-in-interaction: A cross-linguistic study, AHRC, 01/2009 - 06/2012, £169,652, as Co-PI
  • Perceptual constancy in real-room listening by humans and machines, EPSRC, 10/2008 - 04/2012, £121,515, as PI
  • S2S: Sound to Sense, EC - FP6, 05/2007 - 04/2011, £168,923, as PI
  • Studentship, QINETIQ, 10/2004 - 09/2007, £38,427, as PI
  • Studentship, Defence and Science Technology Laboaratory, 10/2000 - 09/2003, £4,200, as PI
Professional activities
  • Member of the Speech and Hearing research group
  • Recipient of a University of Sheffield Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning and Teaching, 2014.
  • Recipient (with Dr Gordon Fraser) of a Microsoft Software Engineering Innovation Foundation Award in 2013.
  • Guest editor of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing special issue on blind signal processing for speech and audio applications, 2007.