Odyssey 2010: The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop

Brno, Czech Republic
28 June 1 July 2010

On the use of GSV-SVM for Speaker Diarization and Tracking

Viet Bac Le (1), Claude Barras (2), Marc Ferras (1)

(1) LIMSI-CNRS, (2) LIMSI-CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud

In this paper, we present the use of Gaussian Supervectors with Support Vector Machines classifiers (GSV-SVM) in an acoustic speaker diarization and a speaker tracking system, compared with a standard Gaussian Mixture Model system based on adapted Universal Background Models (GMM-UBM). GSV-SVM systems (which share the adaptation step with the GMM-UBM systems) are observed to have comparable performances: for acoustic speaker diarization, the GMM-UBM system outperforms the GSV-SVM system on ESTER2 data but the latter system works better in the speaker tracking system. In particular, the linear combination of two systems at the score level outperforms each individual system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Le, Viet Bac / Barras, Claude / Ferras, Marc (2010): "On the use of GSV-SVM for Speaker Diarization and Tracking", In Odyssey-2010, paper 026.