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Dereverberation and Beamforming in Far-Field Speaker Recognition

MOŠNER Ladislav, MATĚJKA Pavel, NOVOTNÝ Ondřej and ČERNOCKÝ Jan. Dereverberation and Beamforming in Far-Field Speaker Recognition. In: Proceedings of ICASSP 2018. Calgary: IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2018, pp. 5254-5258. ISBN 978-1-5386-4658-8.
Czech title
Odstranění dozvuku a směrování paprsku pro rozpoznávání mluvčího ze vzdálených mikrofonů
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
URL
Keywords
Speaker recognition, microphone array, beamforming, dereverberation, audio retransmission
Abstract
This paper deals with far-field speaker recognition. On a corpus of NIST SRE 2010 data retransmitted in a real room with multiple microphones, we first demonstrate how room acoustics cause significant degradation of state-of-the-art ivector based speaker recognition system. We then investigate several techniques to improve the performances ranging from probabilistic linear discriminant analysis (PLDA) re-training, through dereverberation, to beamforming. We found that weighted prediction error (WPE) based dereverberation combined with generalized eigenvalue beamformer with powerspectral density (PSD) weighting masks generated by neural networks (NN) provides results approaching the clean closemicrophone setup. Further improvement was obtained by re-training PLDA or the mask-generating NNs on simulated target data. The work shows that a speaker recognition system working robustly in the far-field scenario can be developed.
Published
2018
Pages
5254-5258
Proceedings
Proceedings of ICASSP 2018
Conference
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Calgary, CA
ISBN
978-1-5386-4658-8
Publisher
IEEE Signal Processing Society
Place
Calgary, CA
DOI
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB11717,
   author = "Ladislav Mo\v{s}ner and Pavel Mat\v{e}jka and Ond\v{r}ej Novotn\'{y} and Jan \v{C}ernock\'{y}",
   title = "Dereverberation and Beamforming in Far-Field Speaker Recognition",
   pages = "5254--5258",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of ICASSP 2018",
   year = 2018,
   location = "Calgary, CA",
   publisher = "IEEE Signal Processing Society",
   ISBN = "978-1-5386-4658-8",
   doi = "10.1109/ICASSP.2018.8462365",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/11717"
}
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