A Generative Discriminative Framework Using Ensemble Methods for Text-Dependent Speaker Verification

Speaker Verification can be treated as a statistical hypothesis testing

problem. The most commonly used approach is the likelihood ratio

test (LRT), which can be shown to be optimal using the Neymann-

Pearson lemma. However, in most practical situations the Neymann-

Pearson lemma does not apply. In this paper, we present a more robust

approach that makes use of a hybrid generative-discriminative

framework for text-dependent speaker verification. Our algorithm

makes use of a generative models to learn the characteristics of a

speaker and then discriminative models to discriminate between a

speaker and an impostor. One of the advantages of the proposed algorithm

is that it does not require us to retrain the generative model.

The proposed model, on an average, yields 36.41% relative improvement

in EER over a LRT.

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