Rapid Computation of I-vector

Longting Xu, Kong Aik Lee, Haizhou Li, Zhen Yang


I-vector has been one of the state-of-the-art techniques in speaker recognition. The main computational load of the standard i-vector extraction is to evaluate the posterior covariance matrix, which is required in estimating the i-vector. This limits the potential use of i-vector on handheld devices and for large-scale cloud-based applications. Previous fast approaches focus on simplifying the posterior covariance computation. In this paper, we propose a method for rapid computation of ivector which bypasses the need to evaluate a full posterior covariance thereby speeds up the extraction process with minor impact on the recognition accuracy. This is achieved by the use of subspace-orthonormalizing prior and the uniform-occupancy assumption that we introduce in this paper. From the experiments conducted on the extended core task of NIST SRE’10, we obtained significant speed-up with modest degradation in performance over the standard i-vector.


DOI: 10.21437/Odyssey.2016-7

Cite as

Xu, L., Lee, K.A., Li, H., Yang, Z. (2016) Rapid Computation of I-vector. Proc. Odyssey 2016, 47-52.

Bibtex
@inproceedings{Xu+2016,
author={Longting Xu and Kong Aik Lee and Haizhou Li and Zhen Yang},
title={Rapid Computation of I-vector},
year=2016,
booktitle={Odyssey 2016},
doi={10.21437/Odyssey.2016-7},
url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Odyssey.2016-7},
pages={47--52}
}