Importance of intelligible phonemes for human speaker recognition in different channel bandwidths

Laura FERNANDEZ GALLARDO, Sebastian MOELLER, Michael WAGNER

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Abstract

It is known that nasal consonants and vowels are more effective than other phonemes for human speaker recognition. However, the influence of channel transmissions on the speakerdiscriminative capabilities of phonemes has not yet been examined. Specifically, the speech bandwidth has a strong effect on the human speaker recognition performance and also on the speech intelligibility. The phonemes that permit more accurate human speaker recognition are determined in this study by means of a speaker verification auditory test, focusing on the differences in performance when the stimuli are presented to listeners in narrowband and in wideband. The speech intelligibility is also investigated via an intelligibility test employing the same speech stimuli. Finally, the possible relationship between phonemes offering better human speaker recognition and more intelligible phonemes in the transition to an enhanced bandwidth is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Interspeech 2015
EditorsSebastian Möller, Hermann Ney, Bernd Möbius, Elmar Nöth, Stefan Steidl
Place of PublicationDresden, Germany
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
Pages1047-1051
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781510817906
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2015
Event16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015) - Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Duration: 6 Sep 201510 Sep 2015
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NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
ISSN (Electronic)1047-1051

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Conference16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015)
Abbreviated titleINTERSPEECH 2015
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period6/09/1510/09/15
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FERNANDEZ GALLARDO, L., MOELLER, S., & WAGNER, M. (2015). Importance of intelligible phonemes for human speaker recognition in different channel bandwidths. In S. Möller, H. Ney, B. Möbius, E. Nöth, & S. Steidl (Eds.), Proceedings of Interspeech 2015 (pp. 1047-1051). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH). Dresden, Germany: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).
FERNANDEZ GALLARDO, Laura ; MOELLER, Sebastian ; WAGNER, Michael. / Importance of intelligible phonemes for human speaker recognition in different channel bandwidths. Proceedings of Interspeech 2015. editor / Sebastian Möller ; Hermann Ney ; Bernd Möbius ; Elmar Nöth ; Stefan Steidl. Dresden, Germany : International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2015. pp. 1047-1051 (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH).
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FERNANDEZ GALLARDO, L, MOELLER, S & WAGNER, M 2015, Importance of intelligible phonemes for human speaker recognition in different channel bandwidths. in S Möller, H Ney, B Möbius, E Nöth & S Steidl (eds), Proceedings of Interspeech 2015. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), Dresden, Germany, pp. 1047-1051, 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015), Dresden, Germany, 6/09/15.

Importance of intelligible phonemes for human speaker recognition in different channel bandwidths. / FERNANDEZ GALLARDO, Laura; MOELLER, Sebastian; WAGNER, Michael.

Proceedings of Interspeech 2015. ed. / Sebastian Möller; Hermann Ney; Bernd Möbius; Elmar Nöth; Stefan Steidl. Dresden, Germany : International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2015. p. 1047-1051 (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH).

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FERNANDEZ GALLARDO L, MOELLER S, WAGNER M. Importance of intelligible phonemes for human speaker recognition in different channel bandwidths. In Möller S, Ney H, Möbius B, Nöth E, Steidl S, editors, Proceedings of Interspeech 2015. Dresden, Germany: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). 2015. p. 1047-1051. (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH).