Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

On the Relevance of Language in Speaker Recognition

Antonio Satué-Villar, Marcos Faúndez-Zanuy

Escola Universitrria Politccnica de Mataró, Universitat Politccnica de Catalunya (UPC), Mataró, Barcelona, Spain

This paper presents a new database collected from a bilingual speakers set (49), in two different languages: Spanish and Catalan. Phonetically there are significative differences between both languages. These differences have let us to establish several conclusions on the relevance of language in speaker recognition, using two methods: vector quantization and covariance matrices.

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Bibliographic reference.  Satué-Villar, Antonio / Faúndez-Zanuy, Marcos (1999): "On the relevance of language in speaker recognition", In EUROSPEECH'99, 1231-1234.