Evaluation and Calibration of Short-Term Aging Effects in Speaker Verification

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Title: Evaluation and Calibration of Short-Term Aging Effects in Speaker Verification
Author(s):
Kelly, Finnian (UT Dallas);
Hansen, John H. L. (UT Dallas)
Item Type: article
Keywords: Aging
Calibration
Autism spectrum disorders
Speech perception
Abstract: A speaker verification evaluation is presented on the Multisession Audio Research Project (MARP) corpus, for which speakers were recorded at regular intervals, in consistent conditions, over a period of three years. It is observed that the performance of an i-vector system with probabilistic linear discriminant analysis (PLDA) modelling decreases progressively, in terms of both discrimination and calibration, as the time intervals between train and test sessions increase. For male speakers, the equal error rate (EER) increases from 2.4% to 4.4% when the interval between sessions grows from several months to three years. An extension to conventional linear score calibration is proposed, whereby short-term aging information is incorporated as an additional factor in the score transformation. This new approach improves discrimination and calibration performance in the presence of increasing time intervals between train and test sessions, compared with score-only calibration. Copyright
Publisher: International Speech and Communication Association
ISSN: 2308-457X
Persistent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/5059
Bibliographic Citation: Kelly, F., and J. H. L. Hansen. 2015. "Evaluation and calibration of short-term aging effects in speaker verification." , INTERSPEECH 2015 (16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association), pp. 224-228.
Terms of Use: ©2015 ISCA. All rights reserved.
Sponsors: Partially funded by AFRL (contract # FA8750-12-1-0188)

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