Densely Connected Time Delay Neural Network for Speaker Verification

Ya-Qi Yu, Wu-Jun Li
2020 Interspeech 2020  
Time delay neural network (TDNN) has been widely used in speaker verification tasks. Recently, two TDNN-based models, including extended TDNN (E-TDNN) and factorized TDNN (F-TDNN), are proposed to improve the accuracy of vanilla TDNN. But E-TDNN and F-TDNN increase the number of parameters due to deeper networks, compared with vanilla TDNN. In this paper, we propose a novel TDNN-based model, called densely connected TDNN (D-TDNN), by adopting bottleneck layers and dense connectivity. D-TDNN has
more » ... fewer parameters than existing TDNN-based models. Furthermore, we propose an improved variant of D-TDNN, called D-TDNN-SS, to employ multiple TDNN branches with short-term and longterm contexts. D-TDNN-SS can integrate the information from multiple TDNN branches with a newly designed channel-wise selection mechanism called statistics-and-selection (SS). Experiments on VoxCeleb datasets show that both D-TDNN and D-TDNN-SS can outperform existing models to achieve stateof-the-art accuracy with fewer parameters, and D-TDNN-SS can achieve better accuracy than D-TDNN.
doi:10.21437/interspeech.2020-1275 dblp:conf/interspeech/YuL20 fatcat:twsxomgknndnhpvsmajldgzwjq