The Second DIHARD Diarization Challenge: Dataset, Task, and Baselines

Neville Ryant, Kenneth Church, Christopher Cieri, Alejandrina Cristia, Jun Du, Sriram Ganapathy, Mark Liberman


This paper introduces the second DIHARD challenge, the second in a series of speaker diarization challenges intended to improve the robustness of diarization systems to variation in recording equipment, noise conditions, and conversational domain. The challenge comprises four tracks evaluating diarization performance under two input conditions (single channel vs. multi-channel) and two segmentation conditions (diarization from a reference speech segmentation vs. diarization from scratch). In order to prevent participants from overtuning to a particular combination of recording conditions and conversational domain, recordings are drawn from a variety of sources ranging from read audiobooks to meeting speech, to child language acquisition recordings, to dinner parties, to web video. We describe the task and metrics, challenge design, datasets, and baseline systems for speech enhancement, speech activity detection, and diarization.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1268

Cite as: Ryant, N., Church, K., Cieri, C., Cristia, A., Du, J., Ganapathy, S., Liberman, M. (2019) The Second DIHARD Diarization Challenge: Dataset, Task, and Baselines. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 978-982, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1268.


@inproceedings{Ryant2019,
  author={Neville Ryant and Kenneth Church and Christopher Cieri and Alejandrina Cristia and Jun Du and Sriram Ganapathy and Mark Liberman},
  title={{The Second DIHARD Diarization Challenge: Dataset, Task, and Baselines}},
  year=2019,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2019},
  pages={978--982},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1268},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1268}
}