Speaker Recognition Using Adaptively Boosted Classifiers

Say-Wei FOO  Eng-Guan LIM  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E86-D   No.3   pp.474-482
Publication Date: 2003/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Speech Information Processing)
Category: Speech and Speaker Recognition
Keyword: 
speaker recognition,  adaptive boosting,  decision trees and neural network,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, a novel approach to speaker recognition is proposed. The approach makes use of adaptive boosting (AdaBoost) and classifiers such as Multilayer Perceptrons (MLP) and C4.5 Decision Trees for closed set, text-dependent speaker recognition. The performance of the systems is assessed using a subset of utterances drawn from the YOHO speaker verification corpus. Experiments show that significant improvement in accuracy can be achieved with the application of adaptive boosting techniques. Results also reveal that an accuracy of 98.8% for speaker identification may be achieved using the adaptively boosted C4.5 system.