Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Toward Parametric Representation of Speech for Speaker Recognition Systems

Rivarol Vergin, Douglas O'Shaughnessy, Pierre Dumouchel

Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada and INRS-Télécommunications, Île-des-Soeurs, H3E-1H6, Québec, Canada

The front-end used in many speaker recognition systems extracts, from the input speech signal, a set of coeficients based on a mel-cepstrum technique. This paper addresses the problem of efficiency of melcepstrum coeficients in a speaker recognition system and suggests a technique permitting an appropriate choice of these coeficients. It is shown, by the results obtained, that this technique can significantly increase the performance of a speaker recognition system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Vergin, Rivarol / O'Shaughnessy, Douglas / Dumouchel, Pierre (1999): "Toward parametric representation of speech for speaker recognition systems", In EUROSPEECH'99, 795-798.