8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Study on Speaker Verification with Non-Audible Murmur Segments

Hideki Okamoto (1), Mariko Kojima (1), Tomoko Matsui (2), Hiromichi Kawanami (1), Hiroshi Saruwatari (1), Kiyohiro Shikano (1)

(1) NAIST, Japan
(2) Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan

We investigated a speaker verification method that uses non-audible murmur (NAM) segments using newly collected data and obtained several findings that will be useful when speaker verification systems are made in practice. NAM is recorded using a special microphone placed on the surface of the body, so it includes almost no external noise and is hard for other people to hear. By utilizing these properties, we have already reported a text-dependent method using NAM segments that can use a keyword phrase safely. This paper extends the examination with newly collected data consisting of NAM uttered by 18 male and 9 female imposter speakers and by 18 male and 10 female customer speakers. Experiments with various numbers of training utterances and sessions show that it is effective to use data recorded in multiple sessions. We also investigated the minimum number of training utterances needed in our method.

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Bibliographic reference.  Okamoto, Hideki / Kojima, Mariko / Matsui, Tomoko / Kawanami, Hiromichi / Saruwatari, Hiroshi / Shikano, Kiyohiro (2007): "Study on speaker verification with non-audible murmur segments", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 2017-2020.