In this paper we describe a novel use of a multi-layer Kohonen self-organizing feature map (MLKSFM) for spoken language identification (LID). A normalized, segment-based input feature vector is used in order to maintain the temporal information of speech signal. The LID is performed by using different system configurations of the MLKSFM. Compared with a baseline PPRLM system, our novel system is capable of achieving a similar identification rate, but requires less training time and no phone labeling of training data. The MLKSFM with the sheet-shaped map and the hexagonal-lattice neighborhoods relationship is found to give the best performance for the LID task, and this system is able to achieve a LID rate of 76.4% and 62.4% for the 45-sec and 10-sec OGI speech utterances, respectively.
Bibliographic reference. Wang, Liang / Ambikairajah, Eliathamby / Choi, Eric H. C. (2007): "Multi-layer kohonen self-organizing feature map for language identification", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 174-177.