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OPENFEAT: Improving Speaker Identification by Open-set Few-shot Embedding Adaptation with Transformer

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Kishan K C, Zhenning Tan, Long Chen, Minho Jin, Eunjung Han, Andreas Stolcke, Chul Lee
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Kishan KC
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9 May 2022 - 11:36am
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Household speaker identification with few enrollment utterances is an important yet challenging problem, especially when household members share similar voice characteristics and room acoustics. A common embedding space learned from a large number of speakers is not universally applicable for the optimal identification of every speaker in a household. In this work, we first formulate household speaker identification as a few-shot open-set recognition task and then propose a novel embedding adaptation framework to adapt speaker representations from the given universal embedding space to a household-specific embedding space using a set-to-set function, yielding better household speaker identification performance. With our algorithm, Open-set Few-shot Embedding Adaptation with Transformer (openFEAT), we observe that the speaker identification equal error rate (IEER) on simulated households with 2 to 7 hard-to-discriminate speakers is reduced by 23% to 31% relative.

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