Phoneme dependent inter-session variability reduction for speaker verification
by Haoze Lu; Wenbin Zhang; Yasuo Horiuchi; Shingo Kuroiwa
International Journal of Biometrics (IJBM), Vol. 7, No. 2, 2015

Abstract: GMM-UBM super-vectors will potentially lead to worse modelling for speaker verification due to the inter-session variability, especially when a small amount of training utterances were available. In this study, we propose a phoneme dependent method to suppress the inter-session variability. A speaker's model can be represented by several various phoneme Gaussian mixture models. Each of them covers an individual phoneme whose inter-session variability can be constrained in an inter-session independent subspace constructed by principal component analysis (PCA), and it uses corpus uttered by a single speaker that has been recorded over a long period. SVM-based experiments performed using a large corpus, constructed by the National Research Institute of Police Science (NRIPS) to evaluate Japanese speaker recognition, and demonstrate the improvements gained from the proposed method.

Online publication date: Fri, 31-Jul-2015

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