Higher-Level Features in Speaker Recognition

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Higher-Level Features in Speaker Recognition
Higher-level features based on linguistic or long-range information have attracted significant attention in automatic speaker recognition. This article briefly summarizes approaches to using higher-level features for text-independent speaker verification over the last decade. To clarify how each approach uses higher-level information, features are described in terms of their type, temporal span, and reliance on automatic speech recognition for both feature extraction and feature conditioning. A subsequent analysis of higher-level features in a state-of-the-art system illustrates that (1) a higher-level cepstral system outperforms standard systems, (2) a prosodic system shows excellent performance individually and in combination, (3) other higher-level systems provide further gains, and (4) higher-level systems provide increasing relative gains as training data increases. Implications for the general field of speaker classification are discussed.
Elizabeth Shriberg
Added 09 Jun 2010
Updated 09 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Elizabeth Shriberg
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