Extended phone log-likelihood ratio features and acoustic-based i-vectors for language recognition

L. F. D'Haro, R. Cordoba, C. Salamea, J. D. Echeverry

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Abstract

This paper presents new techniques with relevant improvements added to the primary system presented by our group to the Albayzin 2012 LRE competition, where the use of any additional corpora for training or optimizing the models was forbidden. In this work, we present the incorporation of an additional phonotactic subsystem based on the use of phone log-likelihood ratio features (PLLR) extracted from different phonotactic recognizers that contributes to improve the accuracy of the system in a 21.4% in terms of Cavg (we also present results for the official metric during the evaluation, Fact). We will present how using these features at the phone state level provides significant improvements, when used together with dimensionality reduction techniques, especially PCA. We have also experimented with applying alternative SDC-like configurations on these PLLR features with additional improvements. Also, we will describe some modifications to the MFCC-based acoustic i-vector system which have also contributed to additional improvements. The final fused system outperformed the baseline in 27.4% in Cavg.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5342-5346
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479928927
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 May 20149 May 2014

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period4/05/149/05/14

Keywords

  • dimensionality reduction
  • Phone Log-Likelihood Ratios
  • SDC

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