PLDA-based diarization of telephone conversations
Bulut, Ahmet Emin and Demir, Hakan and Işık, Yusuf Ziya and Erdoğan, Hakan (2015) PLDA-based diarization of telephone conversations. In: IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2015), South Brisbane, QLD
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2015.7178884
This paper investigates the application of the probabilistic linear discriminant analysis (PLDA) to speaker diarization of telephone conversations. We introduce using a variational Bayes (VB) approach for inference under a PLDA model for modelling segmental i-vectors in speaker diarization. Deterministic annealing (DA) algorithm is imposed in order to avoid local optimal solutions in VB iterations. We compare our proposed system with a well-known system that applies k-means clustering on principal component analysis (PCA) coefficients of segmental i-vectors. We used summed channel telephone data from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 2008 Speaker Recognition Evaluation (SRE) as the test set in order to evaluate the performance of the proposed system. We achieve about 20% relative improvement in Diarization Error Rate (DER) compared to the baseline system.
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