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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 March 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 20210318-060302 3.05 0.068 0.077
2 JHU-MIT Test 20201228-175230 3.20 0.086 0.093
3 TEAM-CDPE-28 Test 20210331-200629 3.25 0.093 0.097
4 AAP Test 20210324-172114 2.84 0.105 0.107
5 THUEE Test 20201030-215029 3.06 0.106 0.107
6 Veridas Test 20210128-120459 3.30 0.112 0.117
7 LIA Test 20210227-092645 3.32 0.112 0.138
8 ABC Test 20210320-165603 3.58 0.151 0.159
9 I2R Test 20210203-223806 3.29 0.131 0.161
10 TEAM-QSYF-27 Test 20210301-225144 3.80 0.153 0.165
11 ROXANNE Test 20210201-045826 4.00 0.166 0.186
12 XMUSPEECH Test 20210126-022821 4.73 0.196 0.197
13 BiometricVox Test 20201031-061334 3.95 0.144 0.203
14 BGU Test 20210221-070145 3.52 0.128 0.228
15 TEAM-QTUY-05 Test 20210218-041325 5.92 0.240 0.250
16 TEAM-IZYX-36 Test 20201217-014444 6.57 0.288 0.327
17 dBLab Test 20210210-044741 6.90 0.293 0.333
18 TEAM-FKFK-39 Test 20210216-103739 5.94 0.244 0.342
19 STC Test 20210323-101715 2.77 0.070 0.415
20 Elektronika Test 20201010-060518 12.55 0.570 0.625
21 TJU Test 20210301-065735 11.22 0.472 0.674
22 GRD Test 20201021-022551 20.31 0.733 0.951

 

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@nist.gov. For the CTS Challenge discussion please visit our Google Group.

 

Created July 15, 2020, Updated April 1, 2021