Evaluation of EMD-Based Speaker Recognition Using ISCSLP2006 Chinese Speaker Recognition Evaluation Corpus [chapter]

Shingo Kuroiwa, Satoru Tsuge, Masahiko Kita, Fuji Ren
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we present the evaluation results of our proposed text-independent speaker recognition method based on the Earth Mover's Distance (EMD) using ISCSLP2006 Chinese speaker recognition evaluation corpus developed by the Chinese Corpus Consortium (CCC). The EMD based speaker recognition (EMD-SR) was originally designed to apply to a distributed speaker identification system, in which the feature vectors are compressed by vector quantization at a terminal and sent to a server that
more » ... tes a pattern matching process. In this structure, we had to train speaker models using quantized data, so that we utilized a non-parametric speaker model and EMD. From the experimental results on a Japanese speech corpus, EMD-SR showed higher robustness to the quantized data than the conventional GMM technique. Moreover, it has achieved higher accuracy than the GMM even if the data were not quantized. Hence, we have taken the challenge of ISCSLP2006 speaker recognition evaluation by using EMD-SR. Since the identification tasks defined in the evaluation were on an open-set basis, we introduce a new speaker verification module in this paper. Evaluation results showed that EMD-SR achieves 99.3% Identification Correctness Rate in a closedchannel speaker identification task.
doi:10.1007/11939993_56 fatcat:xcot4fenmvbgnn6s2ccx7korem