EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Pitch-Dependent GMMs for Text-Independent Speaker Recognition Systems

Mijail Arcienega, Andrzej Drygajlo

EPFL, Switzerland

Gaussian mixture models (GMMs) and ergodic hidden Markov models (HMMs) have been successfully applied to model short-term acoustic vectors for speaker recognition systems. Prosodic features are known to carry information concerning the speaker's identity and they can be combined with the short-term acoustic vectors in order to increase the performance of the speaker recognition system. In this paper, a statistical approach using pitch-dependent GMMs for modeling speakers is presented. This new approach is capable of simultaneously modeling the statistical distributions of the short-term acoustic vectors and long-term prosodic features

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Bibliographic reference.  Arcienega, Mijail / Drygajlo, Andrzej (2001): "Pitch-dependent GMMs for text-independent speaker recognition systems", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 2821-2825.