The Deep Noise Suppression (DNS) challenge is designed to foster innovation in the area of noise suppression to achieve superior perceptual speech quality.
This challenge has two two tracks:
Track 1: Real-Time Denoising track for wide band scenario
The noise suppressor must take less than the stride time Ts (in ms) to process a frame of size T (in ms) on an Intel Core i5 quad-core machine clocked at 2.4 GHz or equivalent processor. For example, Ts = T/2 for 50% overlap between frames. The total algorithmic latency allowed including the frame size T, stride time Ts, and any look ahead must be less than or equal to 40ms. For example, for a real-time system that receives 20ms audio chunks, if you use a frame length of 20ms with a stride of 10ms resulting in an algorithmic latency of 30ms, then you satisfy the latency requirements. If you use a frame of size 32ms with a stride of 16ms resulting in an algorithmic latency of 48ms, then your method does not satisfy the latency requirements as the total algorithmic latency exceeds 40ms. If your frame size plus stride T1=T+Ts is less than 40ms, then you can use up to (40-T1) ms future information.
Track 2: Real-Time Denoising track for full band scenario
Satisfy Track 1 requirements but at 48 kHz.