I4U Submission to NIST SRE 2018: Leveraging from a Decade of Shared Experiences

Kong Aik Lee, Ville Hautamäki, Tomi H. Kinnunen, Hitoshi Yamamoto, Koji Okabe, Ville Vestman, Jing Huang, Guohong Ding, Hanwu Sun, Anthony Larcher, Rohan Kumar Das, Haizhou Li, Mickael Rouvier, Pierre-Michel Bousquet, Wei Rao, Qing Wang, Chunlei Zhang, Fahimeh Bahmaninezhad, Héctor Delgado, Massimiliano Todisco


The I4U consortium was established to facilitate a joint entry to NIST speaker recognition evaluations (SRE). The latest edition of such joint submission was in SRE 2018, in which the I4U submission was among the best-performing systems. SRE’18 also marks the 10-year anniversary of I4U consortium into NIST SRE series of evaluation. The primary objective of the current paper is to summarize the results and lessons learned based on the twelve sub-systems and their fusion submitted to SRE’18. It is also our intention to present a shared view on the advancements, progresses, and major paradigm shifts that we have witnessed as an SRE participant in the past decade from SRE’08 to SRE’18. In this regard, we have seen, among others, a paradigm shift from supervector representation to deep speaker embedding, and a switch of research challenge from channel compensation to domain adaptation.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1533

Cite as: Lee, K.A., Hautamäki, V., Kinnunen, T.H., Yamamoto, H., Okabe, K., Vestman, V., Huang, J., Ding, G., Sun, H., Larcher, A., Das, R.K., Li, H., Rouvier, M., Bousquet, P., Rao, W., Wang, Q., Zhang, C., Bahmaninezhad, F., Delgado, H., Todisco, M. (2019) I4U Submission to NIST SRE 2018: Leveraging from a Decade of Shared Experiences. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 1497-1501, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1533.


@inproceedings{Lee2019,
  author={Kong Aik Lee and Ville Hautamäki and Tomi H. Kinnunen and Hitoshi Yamamoto and Koji Okabe and Ville Vestman and Jing Huang and Guohong Ding and Hanwu Sun and Anthony Larcher and Rohan Kumar Das and Haizhou Li and Mickael Rouvier and Pierre-Michel Bousquet and Wei Rao and Qing Wang and Chunlei Zhang and Fahimeh Bahmaninezhad and Héctor Delgado and Massimiliano Todisco},
  title={{I4U Submission to NIST SRE 2018: Leveraging from a Decade of Shared Experiences}},
  year=2019,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2019},
  pages={1497--1501},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1533},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1533}
}