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NIST's Assessment of Text Independent Speaker Recognition Performance



Mark A. Przybocki, Alvin F. Martin


NIST has coordinated annual evaluations of text-independent speaker recognition since 1996. These evaluations aim to provide important contributions to the direction of research efforts and the calibration of technical capabilities. They are intended to be of interest to all researchers working on the general problem of text-independent speaker recognition.The evaluations have focused primarily on speaker detection in the context of conversational telephone speech. The evaluations are designed to foster research progress with the objectives of exploring promising new ideas in speaker recognition, developing advanced technology incorporating these ideas, and measuring the performance of this technology.Evaluation participants have included commercial, academic and governmental research laboratories from around the world. This paper reviews how NIST assesses speaker recognition systems through our series of benchmark evaluations, focusing on the 2002 NIST Speaker Recognition evaluation.
Cost 275 Workshop


assessment, DET curve, NIST evaluations, speaker recognition, text-independent, voice biometrics


Przybocki, M. and Martin, A. (2002), NIST's Assessment of Text Independent Speaker Recognition Performance, Cost 275 Workshop (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created November 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017