NIST 2020 CTS Speaker Recognition Challenge Evaluation Plan
Seyed Omid Sadjadi, Craig S. Greenberg, Elliot Singer, Douglas A. Reynolds, Lisa Mason
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. 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.