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Effects of cochannel speech on speaker identification
Author(s): Robert E. Yantorno; Daniel S. Benincasa; Stanley J. Wenndt
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Paper Abstract

Past studies have shown that speaker identification (SID) algorithms that utilized LPC cepstral feature and a vector quantization classifier can be sensitive to changes in environmental conditions. Many experiments have examined the effects of noise on the LPC cepstral feature. This work studies the effects of co-channel speech on a SID system. It has been found that co-channel interference will degrade the performance of a speaker identification system, but not significantly when compared to the effects of wideband noise on an SID system. Our results show that when the interfering speaker is modeled as one of the speakers within he training set, it has less of an effect on the performance of an SID system than when the interfering speaker is outside the set of modeled speakers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4232, Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, (21 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417540
Show Author Affiliations
Robert E. Yantorno, Temple Univ. (United States)
Daniel S. Benincasa, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Stanley J. Wenndt, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4232:
Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security
Simon K. Bramble; Lenny I. Rudin; Simon K. Bramble; Edward M. Carapezza; Lenny I. Rudin, Editor(s)

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