8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

The Blame Game: Performance Analysis of Speaker Diarization System Components

Marijn Huijbregts (1), Chuck Wooters (2)

(1) University of Twente, The Netherlands

In this paper we discuss the performance analysis of a speaker diarization system similar to the system that was submitted by ICSI at the NIST RT06s evaluation benchmark. The analysis that is based on a series of oracle experiments, provides a good understanding of the performance of each system component on a test set of twelve conference meetings used in previous NIST benchmarks. Our analysis shows that the speech activity detection component contributes most to the total diarization error rate (23%). The lack of ability to model overlapping speech is also a large source of errors (22%) followed by the component that creates the initial system models (15%).

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Bibliographic reference.  Huijbregts, Marijn / Wooters, Chuck (2007): "The blame game: performance analysis of speaker diarization system components", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 1857-1860.