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

Amarnag Subramanya, Zhengyou Zhang, A.C. Surendran, Patrick Nguyen, Mukund Narasimhan, and Alex Acero

Abstract

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.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProc. of the Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
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