10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Do Humans and Speaker Verification System Use the Same Information to Differentiate Voices?

Juliette Kahn (1), Solange Rossato (2)

(1) LIA, France
(2) LIG, France

The aim of this paper is to analyze the pairwise comparisons of voices by a speaker verification system (ALIZE/Spk) and by human. A database of familial groups of 24 speakers was created. A single sentence was chosen for the perception test. The same sentence was used the test signal for the ALIZE/Spk trained on another part of the corpus. Results shows that the voice proximities within a familial group were well recovered in the speaker representation by ALIZE and much less returned in the representation from perception test.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kahn, Juliette / Rossato, Solange (2009): "Do humans and speaker verification system use the same information to differentiate voices?", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2375-2378.