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Contour modeling of prosodic and acoustic features for speaker recognition

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2 Author(s)
Kockmann, M. ; Speech at FIT, Brno Univ. of Technol., Brno ; Burget, L.

In this paper we use acoustic and prosodic features jointly in a long-temporal lexical context for automatic speaker recognition from speech. The contours of pitch, energy and cepstral coefficients are continuously modeled over the time span of a syllable to capture the speaking style on phonetic level. As these features are affected by session variability, established channel compensation techniques are examined. Results for the combination of different features on a syllable-level as well as for channel compensation are presented for the NIST SRE 2006 speaker identification task. To show the complementary character of the features, the proposed system is fused with an acoustic short-time system, leading to a relative improvement of 10.4%.

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Spoken Language Technology Workshop, 2008. SLT 2008. IEEE

Date of Conference:

15-19 Dec. 2008