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Optimizing text-independent speaker recognition using an LSTM neural network
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this paper a novel speaker recognition system is introduced. Automated speaker recognition has become increasingly popular to aid in crime investigations and authorization processes with the advances in computer science. Here, a recurrent neural network approach is used to learn to identify ten speakers within a set of 21 audio books. Audio signals are processed via spectral analysis into Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients that serve as speaker specific features, which are input to the neural network. The Long Short-Term Memory algorithm is examined for the first time within this area, with interesting results. Experiments are made as to find the optimum network model for the problem. These show that the network learns to identify the speakers well, text-independently, when the recording situation is the same. However the system has problems to recognize speakers from different recordings, which is probably due to noise sensitivity of the speech processing algorithm in use.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
speaker recognition, speaker identification, text-independent, long short-term memory, lstm, mel frequency cepstral coefficients, mfcc, recurrent neural network, speech processing, spectral analysis, rnnlib, htktoolkit
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26312OAI: diva2:759404
External cooperation
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
2014-09-05, Skopje, Macedonia, 17:25 (English)
Available from: 2014-10-30 Created: 2014-10-29 Last updated: 2014-10-30Bibliographically approved

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