Deep Self-Supervised Hierarchical Clustering for Speaker Diarization

Prachi Singh, Sriram Ganapathy


The state-of-the-art speaker diarization systems use agglomerative hierarchical clustering (AHC) which performs the clustering of previously learned neural embeddings. While the clustering approach attempts to identify speaker clusters, the AHC algorithm does not involve any further learning. In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm for hierarchical clustering which combines the speaker clustering along with a representation learning framework. The proposed approach is based on principles of self-supervised learning where the self-supervision is derived from the clustering algorithm. The representation learning network is trained with a regularized triplet loss using the clustering solution at the current step while the clustering algorithm uses the deep embeddings from the representation learning step. By combining the self-supervision based representation learning along with the clustering algorithm, we show that the proposed algorithm improves significantly (29% relative improvement) over the AHC algorithm with cosine similarity for a speaker diarization task on CALLHOME dataset. In addition, the proposed approach also improves over the state-of-the-art system with PLDA affinity matrix with 10% relative improvement in DER.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2020-2297

Cite as: Singh, P., Ganapathy, S. (2020) Deep Self-Supervised Hierarchical Clustering for Speaker Diarization. Proc. Interspeech 2020, 294-298, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2020-2297.


@inproceedings{Singh2020,
  author={Prachi Singh and Sriram Ganapathy},
  title={{Deep Self-Supervised Hierarchical Clustering for Speaker Diarization}},
  year=2020,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2020},
  pages={294--298},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2020-2297},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2020-2297}
}