INTERSPEECH 2004 - ICSLP
This paper proposes a constrained stochastic feature transformation algorithm for robust speaker verification. The algorithm computes the feature transformation parameters based on the statistical difference between a test utterance and a composite GMM formed by combining the speaker and background model. The transformation is then used to transform the test utterance to fit the clean speaker model and background model before verification. By implicitly constraining the transformation, the transformed features can fit both models simultaneously. Experimental results based on the 2001 NIST evaluation set show that the proposed algorithms achieves significant improvement in both equal error rate and minimum detection cost when compared to cepstral mean subtraction and Z-norm. The performance of the proposed transformation approach is also slightly better than the short-time Gaussianization method proposed in .
Bibliographic reference. Mak, Man-Wai / Yiu, Kwok-kwong / Cheun, Ming-Cheung / Kung, Sun-Yuan (2004): "A new approach to channel robust speaker verification via constrained stochastic feature transformation", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 1753-1756.