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Presentation #3
Session:Speaker Recognition/Verification
Location:Kallirhoe Hall
Session Time:Thursday, December 20, 10:00 - 12:00
Presentation Time:Thursday, December 20, 10:00 - 12:00
Presentation: Poster
Topic: Speaker/language recognition:
Authors: Longting Xu, Rohan Kumar Das, Emre Yilmaz, Jichen Yang, Haizhou Li, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Abstract: Speaker verification (SV) systems using deep neural network embeddings, so-called the x-vector systems, are becoming popular due to its good performance superior to the i-vector systems. The fusion of these systems provides improved performance benefiting both from the discriminatively trained x-vectors and generative i-vectors capturing distinct speaker characteristics. In this paper, we propose a novel method to include the complementary information of i-vector and x-vector, that is called generative x-vector. The generative x-vector utilizes a transformation model learned from the i-vector and x-vector representations of the background data. Canonical correlation analysis is applied to derive this transformation model, which is later used to transform the standard x-vectors of the enrollment and test segments to the corresponding generative x-vectors. The SV experiments performed on the NIST SRE 2010 dataset demonstrate that the system using generative x-vectors provides considerably better performance than the baseline i-vector and x-vector systems. Furthermore, the generative x-vectors outperform the fusion of i-vector and x-vector systems for long-duration utterances, while yielding comparable results for short-duration utterances.