Odyssey 2012 - The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop

June 25-28, 2012

The 2011 BEST Speaker Recognition Interim Assessment

Craig Greenberg, Alvin Martin, Mark Przybocki

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

In the fall of 2011, NIST conducted an interim assessment of speaker recognition technology developed as part of the Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity (IARPA) Biometric Exploitation Science and Technology (BEST) program. The goal of the first phase of the BEST program was to advance the state of the art in biometric technology and to provide direction for future phases of the program. Robustness to intrinsic, extrinsic, and parametric variations was of particular interest to the BEST program, and therefore measuring performance across such variations was a focus of the assessment. This included the use of data with simulated room acoustics and additive noise. A new, simple, and intuitive performance measure was utilized. Improvement in performance compared to a baseline system was observed in all conditions examined to date.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Greenberg, Craig / Martin, Alvin / Przybocki, Mark (2012): "The 2011 BEST speaker recognition interim assessment", In Odyssey-2012, 275-282.