Published on Mon Jan 25 2021

Domain-Dependent Speaker Diarization for the Third DIHARD Challenge

A Kishore Kumar, Shefali Waldekar, Goutam Saha, Md Sahidullah

This report presents the system developed by the ABSP Laboratory team for the third DIHARD speech diarization challenge. We explore speaker embeddings for \emph{acoustic domain identification} (ADI) task. The performance substantially improved over that of the baseline.

0
0
0
Abstract

This report presents the system developed by the ABSP Laboratory team for the third DIHARD speech diarization challenge. Our main contribution in this work is to develop a simple and efficient solution for acoustic domain dependent speech diarization. We explore speaker embeddings for \emph{acoustic domain identification} (ADI) task. Our study reveals that i-vector based method achieves considerably better performance than x-vector based approach in the third DIHARD challenge dataset. Next, we integrate the ADI module with the diarization framework. The performance substantially improved over that of the baseline when we optimized the thresholds for agglomerative hierarchical clustering and the parameters for dimensionality reduction during scoring for individual acoustic domains. We achieved a relative improvement of $9.63\%$ and $10.64\%$ in DER for core and full conditions, respectively, for Track 1 of the DIHARD III evaluation set.