Semi-supervised singing voice separation with noise self-training
Recent progress in singing voice separation has primarily focused on supervised deep learning methods. However, the scarcity of groundtruth data with clean musical sources has been a problem for long. Given a limited set of labeled data, we present a method to leverage a large volume of unlabeled data to improve the model’s performance. Following the noisy self-training framework, we first train a teacher network on the small labeled dataset and infer pseudo-labels from the large corpus of unlabeled mixtures. Then, a larger student network is trained on combined ground-truth and self-labeled datasets. Empirical results show that the proposed self-training scheme, along with data augmentation methods, effectively leverage the large unlabeled corpus and obtain superior performance compared to supervised methods.