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Title: Language dependence in multilingual speaker verification
Authors: Kleynhans, NT
Barnard, E
Keywords: Speaker verification
UBMs
Language differences
OGI MLTS
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Publisher: PRASA
Citation: Kleynhans, NT and Barnard, E. Language dependence in multilingual speaker verification. Sixteenth Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, Langebaan, South Africa, 23-25 November 2005
Abstract: An investigation into the performance of current speaker verification technology within a multilingual context is presented. Using the Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI) Multi-Language Telephone Speech Corpus (MLTS) database, the authors found that the performance of textindependent speaker verification depends fairly strongly on the language being spoken, with equal error rates differing by more than a factor of three between the best and worst performing languages. It was also found that training language-specific universal background models, to normalize speakers' scores, gives better results than both language-independent background models and background models derived from relevant language families.
Description: Sixteenth Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, Langebaan, South Africa, 23-25 November 2005
URI: http://www.prasa.org/proceedings/2005/prasa05-18.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5591
ISBN: 0-7992-2264-X
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General science, engineering & technology

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