11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

On the Potential of Glottal Signatures for Speaker Recognition

Thomas Drugman, Thierry Dutoit

Université de Mons, Belgium

Most of current speaker recognition systems are based on features extracted from the magnitude spectrum of speech. However the excitation signal produced by the glottis is expected to convey complementary relevant information about the speaker identity. This paper explores the use of two proposed glottal signatures, derived from the residual signal, for speaker identification. Experiments using these signatures are performed on both TIMIT and YOHO databases. Promising results are shown to outperform other approaches based on glottal features. Besides it is highlighted that the signatures can be used for text-independent speaker recognition and that only several seconds of voiced speech are sufficient for estimating them reliably.

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Bibliographic reference.  Drugman, Thomas / Dutoit, Thierry (2010): "On the potential of glottal signatures for speaker recognition", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 2106-2109.