Multi-channel Speaker Verification with Conv-TasNet Based BeamformerLadislav Mošner, Oldřich Plchot, Lukáš Burget, Jan Černock

Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Speech@FIT, Czechia


We focus on the problem of speaker recognition in far-field multichannel data. The main contribution is introducing an alternative way of predicting spatial covariance matrices (SCMs) for a beamformer from the time domain signal. We propose to use ConvTasNet, a well-known source separation model, and we adapt it to perform speech enhancement by forcing it to separate speech and additive noise.

We experiment with using the STFT of Conv-TasNet outputs to obtain SCMs of speech and noise, and finally, we fine-tune this multi-channel frontend w.r.t. speaker verification objective. We successfully tackle the problem of the lack of a realistic multichannel training set by using simulated data of MultiSV corpus. The analysis is performed on its retransmitted and simulated test parts. We achieve consistent improvements with a 2.7 times smaller model than the baseline based on a scheme with mask estimating NN.


DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP43922.2022.9747771



Read the PDF

Partagez :