Gender-dependent phonetic refraction for speaker recognition
January 1, 2002
This paper describes improvement to an innovative high-performance speaker recognition system. Recent experiments showed that with sufficient training data phone strings from multiple languages are exceptional features for speaker recognition. The prototype phonetic speaker recognition system used phone sequences from six languages to produce an equal error rate of 11.5% on Switchboard-I audio files. The improved system described in this paper reduces the equal error rate to less than 4%. This is accomplished by incorporating gender-dependent phone models, pre-processing the speech files to remove cross-talk, and developing more sophisticated fusion techniques for the multi-language likelihood scores.