Odyssey 2010: The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop
Brno, Czech Republic
The issues of validity and reliability are important in forensic science. Within the likelihood-ratio framework for the evaluation of forensic evidence, the log-likelihood-ratio cost (Cllr) has been applied as an appropriate metric for evaluating the accuracy of the output of a forensic-voice-comparison system, but there has been little research on developing a quantitative metric of precision. The present paper describes two procedures for estimating the precision of the output of a forensic-comparison system, a non-parametric estimate and a parametric estimate of its 95% credible interval. The procedures are applied to estimate the precision of a basic automatic forensic-voice-comparison system presented with different amounts of questioned-speaker data. The importance of considering precision is discussed.
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Bibliographic reference. Morrison, Geoffrey Stewart / Thiruvaran, Tharmarajah / Epps, Julien (2010): "Estimating the Precision of the Likelihood-Ratio Output of a Forensic-Voice-Comparison System", In Odyssey-2010, paper 012.