5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

On the Use of Acoustic Segmentation in Speaker Identification

Leandro Rodriguez-Linares, Carmen Garcia-Mateo

E.T.S.E. Telecomunicacion, Dept. de Tecnoloxias das Comunicacions, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

In this paper, we present a novel architecture for a Speaker Recognition system over the telephone. The proposed system introduces acoustic information into a HMM-based recognizer. This is achieved by using a phonetic classifier during the training phase. Three broad phonetic classes: voiced frames, unvoiced frames and transitions, are defined. We design speaker templates by the parallel connection of the outputs of the single state HMM´s and by the combination of the single state HMM's into a four state HMM after estimation of the transition probabilities. The results show that this architecture performs better than others without phonetic classification.

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Bibliographic reference.  Rodriguez-Linares, Leandro / Garcia-Mateo, Carmen (1997): "On the use of acoustic segmentation in speaker identification", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2315-2318.