Empirical Evaluation of Speaker Adaptation on DNN Based Acoustic Model

Ke Wang, Junbo Zhang, Yujun Wang, Lei Xie

Speaker adaptation aims to estimate a speaker specific acoustic model from a speaker independent one to minimize the mismatch between the training and testing conditions arisen from speaker variabilities. A variety of neural network adaptation methods have been proposed since deep learning models have become the main stream. But there still lacks an experimental comparison between different methods, especially when DNN-based acoustic models have been advanced greatly. In this paper, we aim to close this gap by providing an empirical evaluation of three typical speaker adaptation methods: LIN, LHUC and KLD. Adaptation experiments, with different size of adaptation data, are conducted on a strong TDNN-LSTM acoustic model. More challengingly, here, the source and target we are concerned with are standard Mandarin speaker model and accented Mandarin speaker model. We compare the performances of different methods and their combinations. Speaker adaptation performance is also examined by speaker's accent degree.

 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1897

Cite as: Wang, K., Zhang, J., Wang, Y., Xie, L. (2018) Empirical Evaluation of Speaker Adaptation on DNN Based Acoustic Model. Proc. Interspeech 2018, 2429-2433, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1897.

  author={Ke Wang and Junbo Zhang and Yujun Wang and Lei Xie},
  title={Empirical Evaluation of Speaker Adaptation on DNN Based Acoustic Model},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2018},