Online Speaker Diarization with Relation Network
In this paper, we propose an online speaker diarization system based on Relation Network, named RenoSD. Unlike conventional diariztion systems which consist of several independently-optimized modules, RenoSD implements voice-activity-detection (VAD), embedding extraction, and speaker identity association using a single deep neural network. The most striking feature of RenoSD is that it adopts a meta-learning strategy for speaker identity association. In particular, the relation network learns
... learn a deep distance metric in a data-driven way and it can determine through a simple forward pass whether two given segments belong to the same speaker. As such, RenoSD can be performed in an online manner with low latency. Experimental results on AMI and CALLHOME datasets show that the proposed RenoSD system achieves consistent improvements over the state-of-the-art x-vector baseline. Compared with an existing online diarization system named UIS-RNN, RenoSD achieves a better performance using much fewer training data and at a lower time complexity.