7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

Phonetic Speaker Identification

Qin Jin, Tanja Schultz, Alex Waibel

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

This paper describes the exploration of text-independent speaker identification using novel approaches based on speakersí phonetic features instead of traditional acoustic features. Different phonetic speaker identification approaches are discussed in this paper and evaluated using two speaker identification systems: one multilingual system and one single language multiple-engine system. Furthermore, text-independent speaker identification experiments are carried out on a distant-microphone database as well as gender identifi- cation experiments are investigated on the NIST 1999 Speaker Recognition Evaluation dataset. The results show that phonetic features are powerful for speaker identification and gender identification.

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Bibliographic reference.  Jin, Qin / Schultz, Tanja / Waibel, Alex (2002): "Phonetic speaker identification", In ICSLP-2002, 1345-1348.