International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP 2002)

Taipei, Taiwan
August 23-24, 2002

An improvement of the GMM Speaker Identification Method by Using Two-state HMM and Discriminative Training

Yih-Ru Wang, Shin-Ming Fan

National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

In this paper, the GMM-based text-independent speaker identification system for Mandarin speech is modified by adding an upper layer to form a two-state HMM system. The two-state HMM aims at modeling the initial-final phonetic structure of Mandarin syllables for assisting in speaker identification. The GPD/MCE training algorithm is also applied to further improve the system. The performance of the proposed system was examined by using a 300-speaker speech database. Error rate reductions of 25-50% were achieved for the proposed two-state HMM system over the conventional GMM system.

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Bibliographic reference.  WANG, Yih-Ru / FAN, Shin-Ming (2002): "An improvement of the GMM speaker identification method by using two-state HMM and discriminative training", In ISCSLP 2002, paper 113.