Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Missing Features Detection and Handling for Robust Speaker Verification

Mounir El-Maliki, Andrzej Drygajlo

Signal Processing Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

This paper addresses the problem of robust text-independent speaker verification in the presence of missing (masked by noise) features. It presents and assesses several missing feature handling approaches. In these approaches, the speech enhancement and missing feature detection are based on the minimum mean-square error (MMSE) spectral amplitude estimator of Ephraim and Malah [1].

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Bibliographic reference.  El-Maliki, Mounir / Drygajlo, Andrzej (1999): "Missing features detection and handling for robust speaker verification", In EUROSPEECH'99, 975-978.