14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

The I3A Speaker Recognition System for NIST SRE12: Post-Evaluation Analysis

Jesús Villalba, Eduardo Lleida, Alfonso Ortega, Antonio Miguel

Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

The I3A submission for the recent NIST 2012 speaker recognition evaluation (SRE) was based on the i-vector approach with a multichannel PLDA classifier. This PLDA is modified so that, for each i-vector, the between-class covariance depends on the type of channel where the segment was recorded (telephone, interviews, clean, noisy, etc). In this paper, we present the description of our submission and a detailed post-evaluation analysis of the results. We analyze several factors affecting performance: enrollment data selection, classifier type, scoring technique, calibration, known and unknown non-targets, target speakers included or not in development, segment duration, noise level and noise type. Some of these factor are new in this evaluation. After post-evaluation, actual costs improve by 15.43% depending on the common condition.

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Bibliographic reference.  Villalba, Jesús / Lleida, Eduardo / Ortega, Alfonso / Miguel, Antonio (2013): "The I3a speaker recognition system for NIST SRE12: post-evaluation analysis", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 3679-3683.