A distributed decision approach to speaker verification

Michael A. Lund, Chung Ishuy Lee, Chung Chieh Lee, Robert W. Bossemeyer

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Abstract

A speaker-verification system based on an HMM connected word recognizer and a distributed detection decision algorithm is presented. We discuss a text-independent system in which the local decisions are based on individual spectral parameters, and a text-dependent system in which the local decisions are based on the spectral parameters for a single word. The text-independent system assumes the parameter vectors to be normally distributed, while the text-dependent system uses a nonparametric test based solely on the imposter distribution. In both cases, the distributed approach provides robustness against discrepancies between the statistical characteristics of the speech parameters in the training and the test phases. Both distributed-decision speaker verification systems have been evaluated on a database of speech collected during the trial of a real verification system and have been shown to be superior to systems based on conventional decision algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number389335
Pages (from-to)I141-I144
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Part 2 (of 6) - Adelaide, Aust
Duration: Apr 19 1994Apr 22 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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