Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Open-Set Speaker Identification Using Adapted Gaussian Mixture Models

J. Fortuna (1), P. Sivakumaran (2), A. Ariyaeeinia (1), A. Malegaonkar (1)

(1) University of Hertfordshire, UK; 2Canon Research Centre Europe Ltd., UK

This paper presents an investigation into the use of adapted Gaussian mixture models in the context of open-set, text-independent speaker identification (OSTI-SI). The study includes a scheme for using the fast-scoring method which has been proposed for speaker verification. Furthermore, it provides an evaluation of various score normalisation methods in the proposed OSTI-SI framework. The dataset used for the experimental investigation is based on NIST SRE2003 1-speaker detection task. It is shown that significant improvements can be achieved if only a single mixture is used in the fast-scoring technique. Furthermore, it is experimentally observed that comparable performance is obtained using unconstrained cohort normalisation, T-norm and TZ-norm. The paper provides a detailed description of the experimental set up, and presents an analysis of the results obtained.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fortuna, J. / Sivakumaran, P. / Ariyaeeinia, A. / Malegaonkar, A. (2005): "Open-set speaker identification using adapted Gaussian mixture models", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 1997-2000.