Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 17-21, 2006

Significance of Formants from Difference Spectrum for Speaker Identification

Kishore Prahallad (1), Varanasi Sudhakar (2), Veluru Ranganatham (2), Krishna M. Bharat (2), S. Roy Debashish (2)

(1) Carnegie Mellon University, USA; (2) Satyam Computer Services Ltd., India

In this paper, we describe a prototype speaker identification system using auto-associative neural network (AANN) and formant features. Our experiments demonstrate that formants extracted from difference spectrum perform significantly better than formants extracted from normal spectrum for the task of speaker identification. We also demonstrate that formants from difference spectrum provide comparable speaker identification performance with that of features such as weighted linear predictive Cepstral coefficients and Mel-Frequency Cepstral coefficients. Finally, we combine the results of formant based system and linear predictive Cepstral coefficients based system to achieve 100% identification performance.

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Bibliographic reference.  Prahallad, Kishore / Sudhakar, Varanasi / Ranganatham, Veluru / Bharat, Krishna M. / Debashish, S. Roy (2006): "Significance of formants from difference spectrum for speaker identification", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1583-Tue1CaP.1.