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Real-Time Speaker Verification with a Microphone Array

Published

Author(s)

G. Mei, R. Xu, R. Lao, C. Kwan, Vincent M. Stanford

Abstract

Real-time speaker verification, with speech acquired using the NIST Mk-III microphone array and an autodirective beamforming algorithm, is demonstrated. The software and hardware backbone of the demonstration is the NIST Smart Flow System and Mk-III Array, both developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology in support of multimodal research communities. A microphone array acquires speech signals; a steered response beamformer calculates the direction of arrival (DoA) of the dominant signal; and a speaker verification component determines whether the signal is speech from a specific privileged speaker. If so, a camera will slew to the DoA of the privileged speaker; but not other speakers, or other kinds of sound. Novel approaches were taken to the design of the basic components to obtain good realtime demonstration performance.
Proceedings Title
World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing | | | World Academy of Science
Conference Dates
June 26-29, 2006
Conference Location
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Conference Title
2006 International Conference on Pervasive Systems and Computing

Keywords

phased array processing, nearfield beamforming, speaker identification, autodirective speech acquisition, steered response beamforming

Citation

Mei, G. , Xu, R. , Lao, R. , Kwan, C. and Stanford, V. (2006), Real-Time Speaker Verification with a Microphone Array, World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing | | | World Academy of Science, Las Vegas, NV, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=50816 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created November 26, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021