ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

Maximum conditional mutual information modeling for speaker verification

Mohamed Kamal Omar, Jiri Navrátil, Ganesh N. Ramaswamy

This paper describes a novel approach for class-dependent modeling and its application to automatic text-independent speaker verification. This approach maximizes the conditional mutual information between the model scores and the class identity given some constraints on the scores. It is shown in the paper that maximizing the differential entropy of the scores generated by the classifier or the detector is an equivalent criterion. This approach allows emphasizing different features, in the feature vector used in the detection, for different target speakers. In this paper, we apply this approach to the NIST 2003 1-speaker verification task. Compared to the baseline system, around 10% relative improvement in the minimum detection cost function (DCF) is obtained.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-641

Cite as: Omar, M.K., Navrátil, J., Ramaswamy, G.N. (2005) Maximum conditional mutual information modeling for speaker verification. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 2169-2172, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-641

  author={Mohamed Kamal Omar and Jiri Navrátil and Ganesh N. Ramaswamy},
  title={{Maximum conditional mutual information modeling for speaker verification}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},