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Brno University of Technology System for Interspeech 2010 Paralinguistic Challenge

KOCKMANN Marcel, BURGET Lukáš and ČERNOCKÝ Jan. Brno University of Technology System for Interspeech 2010 Paralinguistic Challenge. In: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2010). Makuhari, Chiba: International Speech Communication Association, 2010, pp. 2822-2825. ISBN 978-1-61782-123-3. ISSN 1990-9772.
Czech title
Systém Vysokého učení technického v Brně pro Interspeech 2010 Paralinguistic Challenge
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
URL
Keywords

Age- and gender-recognition, GMM, MMI, eigenvoice, fusion

Abstract

This paper describes systems for the Age- and Gender-Sub-Challenges employ fusions of several sub-systems. We make use of our own acoustic frame-based feature sets

Annotation

This paper describes Brno University of Technology (BUT) system for the Interspeech 2010 Paralinguistic Challenge. Our submitted systems for the Age- and Gender-Sub-Challenges employ fusions of several sub-systems. We make use of our own acoustic frame-based feature sets, as well as the provided utterance-based acoustic, prosodic and voice quality features. Modeling is based on Gaussian Mixture Models (GMM) and Support Vector Machines (SVM), followed by linear Gaussian backends and logistic regression-based fusion. For a single subsystem, we obtain improvement of about 2% absolute, for both tasks, on the development-set. Our final fusion results in nearly 9% absolute improvement for the Age task and about 4.5% for the Gender task on the development set. On the final test set we obtain 3.5% and 2% absolute improvement, respectively.

Published
2010
Pages
2822-2825
Journal
Proceedings of Interspeech, vol. 2010, no. 9, ISSN 1990-9772
Proceedings
Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2010)
Conference
Interspeech 2010, Tokyo, JP
ISBN
978-1-61782-123-3
Publisher
International Speech Communication Association
Place
Makuhari, Chiba, JP
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB9361,
   author = "Marcel Kockmann and Luk\'{a}\v{s} Burget and Jan \v{C}ernock\'{y}",
   title = "Brno University of Technology System for Interspeech 2010 Paralinguistic Challenge",
   pages = "2822--2825",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2010)",
   journal = "Proceedings of Interspeech",
   volume = 2010,
   number = 9,
   year = 2010,
   location = "Makuhari, Chiba, JP",
   publisher = "International Speech Communication Association",
   ISBN = "978-1-61782-123-3",
   ISSN = "1990-9772",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/9361"
}
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