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NIST 2020 CTS Speaker Recognition Challenge

Summary

Following the success of the 2019 Conversational Telephone Speech (CTS) Speaker Recognition Challenge, which received 1347 submissions from 67 academic and industrial organizations, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be organizing a 2020 CTS Challenge, the next iteration of an ongoing series of speaker recognition evaluations conducted by NIST since 1996.

Similar to the 2019 CTS Challenge, the 2020 evaluation will feature a leaderboard-style challenge offering an open/unconstrained training condition, but using CTS recordings extracted from multiple data sources containing multilingual speech. In addition, unlike the 2019 CTS Challenge, no Development set will be released.

Objectives

 The objectives of the evaluation series are (1) for NIST to effectively measure system-calibrated performance of the current state of technology, (2) to provide a common test bed that enables the research community to explore promising new ideas in speaker recognition, and (3) to support the community in their development of advanced technology incorporating these ideas. The evaluations are intended to be of interest to all researchers working on the general problem of text-independent speaker recognition. To this end, the evaluations are designed to focus on core technology issues and to be simple and accessible to those wishing to participate.

Participation in the 2020 CTS Challenge is open to all who find the evaluation of interest and are able to comply with the evaluation rules set forth in the evaluation plan. This page will be updated once the evaluation plan becomes available.

Evaluation Plan

2020 NIST CTS Challenge Evaluation Plan

Registration

Please visit: https://sre.nist.gov/cts-challenge

Results (updated August 31)

Results on the Test set will be published here periodically (see Disclaimer below).

 

RANK TEAM SET TIMESTAMP EER [%] MIN_C ACT_C
1 I4U Test 20210528-015904 2.91 0.066 0.070
2 THUEE Test 20210820-022508 2.60 0.064 0.071
3 STC Test 20210826-020705 2.81 0.067 0.081
4 TEAM-CDPE-28 Test 20210616-024452 3.20 0.081 0.087
4 JHU-MIT Test 20210413-171216 3.19 0.083 0.087
5 Veridas Test 20210729-055711 3.09 0.090 0.092
6 AAP Test 20210621-103112 2.92 0.100 0.101
7 TEAM-QSYF-27 Test 20210625-040137 3.31 0.114 0.116
8 ROXANNE Test 20210610-091204 3.46 0.131 0.133
9 BGU Test 20210630-030728 3.45 0.127 0.134
10 LIA Test 20210405-115008 3.23 0.108 0.135
11 XMUSPEECH Test 20210702-015042 3.78 0.142 0.146
12 ABC Test 20210320-165603 3.58 0.151 0.159
13 I2R Test 20210203-223806 3.29 0.131 0.161
14 TEAM-ZBSM-52 Test 20210729-075707 3.88 0.154 0.164
15 BiometricVox Test 20201031-061334 3.95 0.144 0.203
16 Elektronika Test 20210605-105329 5.10 0.213 0.220
17 NSYSU_CHT Test 20210702-035631 4.07 0.177 0.227
18 TEAM-MGQG-50 Test 20210730-125425 2.67 0.136 0.238
19 TEAM-QTUY-05 Test 20210218-041325 5.92 0.240 0.250
20 TEAM-IZYX-36 Test 20201217-014444 6.57 0.288 0.327
21 dBLab Test 20210210-044741 6.90 0.293 0.333
22 TEAM-FKFK-39 Test 20210216-103739 5.94 0.244 0.342
23 TJU- Test 20210601-023932 5.04 0.218 0.430
24 LEAP Test 20210820-082901 4.93 0.207 0.934
25 GRD Test 20201021-022551 20.31 0.733 0.951
26 TIT_SER Test 20210809-212008 41.03 1.000 1.000
26 katon Test 20210812-032522 49.32 1.000 1.000
26 TEAM-QLSB-38 Test 20210506-204611 50.00 1.000 1.000

Disclaimer:

Participants are allowed to publish the leaderboard results unaltered, but they must not make advertising claims about their standing/ranking in the evaluation, or winning the evaluation, or claim NIST or the U.S. Government endorsement of their system(s) or commercial product(s). See the evaluation plan for more details regarding the participation rules in the NIST CTS Challenge.

 

For more information about the challenge please send questions to sre_poc [at] nist.govclass="mailto". For the CTS Challenge discussion please visit our Google Group.

 

Created July 15, 2020, Updated September 1, 2021