ISCA Archive IberSPEECH 2022
ISCA Archive IberSPEECH 2022

On the application of conformers to logical access voice spoofing attack detection

Eros Rosello, Alejandro Gomez-Alanis, Manuel Chica, Angel M. Gomez, Jose A. Gonzalez, Antonio M. Peinado

Biometric systems are exposed to spoofing attacks which may compromise their security, and automatic speaker verification (ASV) is no exception. To increase the robustness against such attacks, anti-spoofing systems have been proposed for the detection of spoofed audio attacks. However, most of these systems can not capture long-term feature dependencies and can only extract local features. While transformers are an excellent solution for the exploitation of these long-distance correlations, they may degrade local details. On the contrary, convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are a powerful tool for extracting local features but not so much for capturing global representations. The conformer is a model that combines the best of both techniques, CNNs and transformers, to model both local and global dependencies and has been used for speech recognition achieving state-of-the-art performance. While conformers have been mainly applied to sequence-to-sequence problems, in this work we make a preliminary study of their adaptation to a binary classification task such as anti-spoofing, with focus on synthesis and voice-conversion-based attacks. To evaluate our proposals, experiments were carried out on the ASVspoof 2019 logical access database. The experimental results show that the proposed system can obtain encouraging results, although more research will be required in order to outperform other state-ofthe-art systems.


doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-37

Cite as: Rosello, E., Gomez-Alanis, A., Chica, M., Gomez, A.M., Gonzalez, J.A., Peinado, A.M. (2022) On the application of conformers to logical access voice spoofing attack detection . Proc. IberSPEECH 2022, 181-185, doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-37

@inproceedings{rosello22_iberspeech,
  author={Eros Rosello and Alejandro Gomez-Alanis and Manuel Chica and Angel M. Gomez and Jose A. Gonzalez and Antonio M. Peinado},
  title={{On the application of conformers to logical access voice spoofing attack detection }},
  year=2022,
  booktitle={Proc. IberSPEECH 2022},
  pages={181--185},
  doi={10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-37}
}