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Phonotactic models based on bags of n-grams representations and discriminative classifiers are a popular approach to the language recognition problem. However, the large size of n-gram count vectors brings about some difficulties in discriminative classifiers. The subspace Multinomial model was recently proposed to effectively represent information(More)
This paper addresses a novel technique for representation and processing of n-gram counts in phonotactic language recognition (LRE): subspace multinomial modelling represents the vectors of n-gram counts by low dimensional vectors of coordinates in total variability subspace, called iVector. Two techniques for iVector scoring are tested: support vector(More)
This paper describes a novel approach to phonotactic LID, where instead of using soft-counts based on phoneme lattices, we use posteriogram to obtain n-gram counts. The high-dimensional vectors of counts are reduced to low-dimensional units for which we adapted the commonly used term i-vectors. The reduction is based on multinomial subspace modeling and is(More)
This paper describes the language identification (LID) system developed by the Patrol team for the first phase of the DARPA RATS (Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech) program, which seeks to advance state of the art detection capabilities on audio from highly degraded communication channels. We show that techniques originally developed for LID on(More)
This paper contains a description of data, systems and fusions developed by the joint team of Brno University of Technology (BUT), Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo) and AGNITIO for the NIST 2011 Language Recognition Evaluation. The primary submission was a fusion of one acoustic and three phonotactic systems, with extensive use of sub-space projections for(More)
—Best language recognition performance is commonly obtained by fusing the scores of several heterogeneous systems. Regardless the fusion approach, it is assumed that different systems may contribute complementary information, either because they are developed on different datasets, or because they use different features or different modeling approaches.(More)
This paper describes the speaker identification (SID) system developed by the Patrol team for the first phase of the DARPA RATS (Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech) program, which seeks to advance state of the art detection capabilities on audio from highly degraded communication channels.
Phonotactic language identification (LID) by means of n-gram statistics and discriminative classifiers is a popular approach for the LID problem. Low-dimensional representation of the n-gram statistics leads to the use of more diverse and efficient machine learning techniques in the LID. Recently, we proposed phototactic iVector as a low-dimensional(More)
In this paper, we study the use of features based on frame-by-frame phone posteriors (PLLRs) for language recognition. The results are reported on the datasets developed for the DARPA RATS (Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech) program, which seeks to advance state of the art detection capabilities on audio from highly degraded communication channels.(More)
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