ODYSSEY 2004 - The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop

May 31 - June 3, 2004
Toledo, Spain

"Text-prompted" Without Text: a Language-independent Voice-prompted Speaker Recognition System

Yaakov Metzger, Ran Gazit

Persay Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel

A new paradigm of voice prompted speaker recognition is presented. The vocal prompts that the speaker is asked to repeat are used by the speaker recognition system for segmenting the data and for normalizing the verification results. Using the vocal prompts themselves instead of the matching text makes the overall system more flexible and truly language independent. A technology demonstration system was set up and a small-scale experiment measured both speaker verification and text confirmation performance. Testing results show good performance when using human vocal prompts as well as synthesized vocal prompts.

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Bibliographic reference.  Metzger, Yaakov / Gazit, Ran (2004): ""text-prompted" without text: a language-independent voice-prompted speaker recognition system", In ODYS-2004, 149-152.