Speakers In The Wild (SITW): The QUT Speaker Recognition System

H. Ghaemmaghami, M.H. Rahman, Ivan Himawan, David Dean, Ahilan Kanagasundaram, Sridha Sridharan, Clinton Fookes

This paper presents the QUT speaker recognition system, as a competing system in the Speakers In The Wild (SITW) speaker recognition challenge. Our proposed system achieved an overall ranking of second place, in the main core-core condition evaluations of the SITW challenge. This system uses an i-vector/PLDA approach, with domain adaptation and a deep neural network (DNN) trained to provide feature statistics. The statistics are accumulated by using class posteriors from the DNN, in place of GMM component posteriors in a typical GMM-UBM i-vector/PLDA system. Once the statistics have been collected, the i-vector computation is carried out as in a GMM-UBM based system. We apply domain adaptation to the extracted i-vectors to ensure robustness against dataset variability, PLDA modelling is used to capture speaker and session variability in the i-vector space, and the processed i-vectors are compared using the batch likelihood ratio. The final scores are calibrated to obtain the calibrated likelihood scores, which are then used to carry out speaker recognition and evaluate the performance of the system. Finally, we explore the practical application of our system to the core-multi condition recordings of the SITW data and propose a technique for speaker recognition in recordings with multiple speakers.

DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-945

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Ghaemmaghami, H., Rahman, M., Himawan, I., Dean, D., Kanagasundaram, A., Sridharan, S., Fookes, C. (2016) Speakers In The Wild (SITW): The QUT Speaker Recognition System. Proc. Interspeech 2016, 838-842.

author={H. Ghaemmaghami and M.H. Rahman and Ivan Himawan and David Dean and Ahilan Kanagasundaram and Sridha Sridharan and Clinton Fookes},
title={Speakers In The Wild (SITW): The QUT Speaker Recognition System},
booktitle={Interspeech 2016},