14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

On Leveraging Conversational Data for Building a Text Dependent Speaker Verification System

Hagai Aronowitz, Oren Barkan

IBM Research Haifa, Israel

Recently we have investigated the use of state-of-the-art textindependent and text-dependent speaker verification algorithms for a text-dependent user authentication task and obtained satisfactory results mainly by using a fair amount of text-dependent development data. In our study, best results were obtained using the NAP framework rather than using the more advanced JFA and i-vector-based frameworks. In this work we investigate the ability to build high accuracy i-vector-based systems by leveraging widely available conversational data. We explore various techniques for transforming conversational sessions in such a way that attributes which are more relevant to the text-dependent task are enhanced. Using these techniques we managed to reduce verification error significantly.

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Bibliographic reference.  Aronowitz, Hagai / Barkan, Oren (2013): "On leveraging conversational data for building a text dependent speaker verification system", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 2470-2473.