8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Evolutionary Minimum Verification Error Learning of the Alternative Hypothesis Model for LLR-Based Speaker Verification

Yi-Hsiang Chao (1), Wei-Ho Tsai (2), Shih-Sian Cheng (1), Hsin-Min Wang (1), Ruei-Chuan Chang (1)

(1) Academia Sinica, Taiwan
(2) National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

It is usually difficult to characterize the alternative hypothesis precisely in a log-likelihood ratio (LLR)-based speaker verification system. In a previous work, we proposed using a weighted arithmetic combination (WAC) or a weighted geometric combination (WGC) of the likelihoods of the background models instead of heuristic combinations, such as the arithmetic mean and the geometric mean, to better characterize the alternative hypothesis. In this paper, we further propose learning the parameters associated with WAC or WGC via an evolutionary minimum verification error (MVE) training method, such that both the false acceptance probability and the false rejection probability can be minimized. Our experiment results show that the proposed methods outperform conventional LLR-based approaches.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chao, Yi-Hsiang / Tsai, Wei-Ho / Cheng, Shih-Sian / Wang, Hsin-Min / Chang, Ruei-Chuan (2007): "Evolutionary minimum verification error learning of the alternative hypothesis model for LLR-based speaker verification", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 2001-2004.