8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Speaker Diarization from Speech Transcripts

Lori Lamel, Jean-Luc Gauvain, Leonardo Canseco-Rodriguez


The aim of this study is to investigate the use of the linguistic information present in the audio signal to structure broadcast news data, and in particular to associate speaker identities with audio segments. While speaker recognition has been an active area of research for many years, addressing the problem of identifying speakers in huge audio corpora is relatively recent and has been mainly concerned with speaker tracking. The speech transcriptions contain a wealth of linguistic information that is useful for speaker diarization. Patterns which can be used to identify the current, previous or next speaker have been developed based on the analysis of 150 hours of manually transcribed broadcast news data. Each pattern is associated with one or more rules. After validation on the training transcripts, these patterns and rules were tested on an independent data set containing transcripts of 10 hours of broadcasts.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lamel, Lori / Gauvain, Jean-Luc / Canseco-Rodriguez, Leonardo (2004): "Speaker diarization from speech transcripts", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 601-604.