Introducing the VoicePrivacy Initiative

N. Tomashenko, Brij Mohan Lal Srivastava, Xin Wang, Emmanuel Vincent, Andreas Nautsch, Junichi Yamagishi, Nicholas Evans, Jose Patino, Jean-François Bonastre, Paul-Gauthier Noé, Massimiliano Todisco

The VoicePrivacy initiative aims to promote the development of privacy preservation tools for speech technology by gathering a new community to define the tasks of interest and the evaluation methodology, and benchmarking solutions through a series of challenges. In this paper, we formulate the voice anonymization task selected for the VoicePrivacy 2020 Challenge and describe the datasets used for system development and evaluation. We also present the attack models and the associated objective and subjective evaluation metrics. We introduce two anonymization baselines and report objective evaluation results.

 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2020-1333

Cite as: Tomashenko, N., Srivastava, B.M.L., Wang, X., Vincent, E., Nautsch, A., Yamagishi, J., Evans, N., Patino, J., Bonastre, J., Noé, P., Todisco, M. (2020) Introducing the VoicePrivacy Initiative. Proc. Interspeech 2020, 1693-1697, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2020-1333.

  author={N. Tomashenko and Brij Mohan Lal Srivastava and Xin Wang and Emmanuel Vincent and Andreas Nautsch and Junichi Yamagishi and Nicholas Evans and Jose Patino and Jean-François Bonastre and Paul-Gauthier Noé and Massimiliano Todisco},
  title={{Introducing the VoicePrivacy Initiative}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2020},