8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Virtual Fusion for Speaker Recognition

Yosef A. Solewicz, Moshe Koppel

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

This paper presents a simplified post-classification framework for enhancing the performance of a given speaker recognition classifier by means of other "auxiliary" classifiers. We call it Virtual Fusion, since the assisting classifiers are used only for training the post-classifier and are not necessary in operating mode. Experiments performed using Nist'04 and '05 evaluations suggest that the proposed technique is able to consistently improve the EER of a typical GMM-cepstrum classifier by up to 15%.

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Bibliographic reference.  Solewicz, Yosef A. / Koppel, Moshe (2007): "Virtual fusion for speaker recognition", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 1997-2000.