A new adaptation method for speaker-model creation in high-level speaker verification

Shi Xiong Zhang, Man Wai Mak

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Research has shown that speaker verification based on highlevel speaker features requires long enrollment utterances to be reliable. However, in practical speaker verification, it is common to model speakers based a limited amount of enrollment data. To minimize the undesirable effect of insufficient enrollment data on system performance, this paper proposes a new adaptation method for creating speaker models based on high-level features. Different from conventional methods, the proposed adaptation method not only adapts the phoneme-dependent background model but also the phoneme-independent speaker model. The amount of adaptation in the latter is adjusted by a proportional factor derived from the phoneme-independent background models. The proposed method was compared with traditional MAP adaptation under the NIST2000 SRE framework. Experimental results show that the proposed method can solve the data-spareness problem effectively and achieves a better performance when compare with traditional MAP adaptation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2007 - 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Proceedings
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event8th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2007 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Dec 200714 Dec 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4810 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference8th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2007
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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