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ICASSP 2014
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Inter dataset variability compensation for speaker recognition

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Abstract

Recently satisfactory results have been obtained in NIST speaker recognition evaluations. These results are mainly due to accurate modeling of a very large development dataset provided by LDC. However, for many realistic scenarios the use of this development dataset is limited due to a dataset mismatch. In such cases, collection of a large enough dataset is infeasible. In this work we analyze the sources of degradation for a particular setup in the context of an i-vector PLDA system and conclude that the main source for degradation is an i-vector dataset shift. As a remedy, we introduce inter dataset variability compensation (IDVC) to explicitly compensate for dataset shift in the i-vector space. This is done using the nuisance attribute projection (NAP) method. Using IDVC we managed to reduce error dramatically by more than 50% for the domain mismatch setup. © 2014 IEEE.

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04 May 2014

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ICASSP 2014

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