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Modeling instantaneous intonation for speaker identification using the fundamental frequency variation spectrum

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Modeling instantaneous intonation for speaker identification using the fundamental frequency variation spectrum
In recent years, the field of automatic speaker identification has begun to exploit high-level sources of speaker-discriminative information, in addition to traditional models of spectral shape. These sources include pronunciation models, prosodic dynamics, pitch, pause, and duration features, phone streams, and conversational interaction. As part of this broader thrust, we explore a new frame-level vector representation of the instantaneous change in fundamental frequency, known as fundamental frequency variation (FFV). The FFV spectrum consists of 7 continuous coefficients, and can be directly modeled in a standard Gaussian mixture model (GMM) framework. Our experiments indicate that FFV features contain useful information for discriminating among speakers, and that model-space combination of FFV and cepstral features outperforms cepstral features alone. In particular, our results on 16kHz Wall Street Journal data show relative reductions in error rate of 54% and 40% for female a...
Kornel Laskowski, Qin Jin
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ICASSP
Authors Kornel Laskowski, Qin Jin
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