The Problem of Voice Template Aging in Speaker Recognition Systems

  • Yuri Matveev
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8113)


It is well known that device, language and environmental mismatch adversely affect speaker recognition performance. Much less attention is paid to effect of age-related voice changes on speaker recognition performance. In this paper we attempted to answer if speaker recognition algorithms have the re-sistance to age-related changes, and how often we have to update the voice bi-ometric templates. We have investigated such effects basing on the speech da-tabase collected during the period 2006-2010 and have found a clear trend of degradation of the performance of automatic speaker recognition systems in a time interval of up to 4 years.


template aging template update rate speaker recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuri Matveev
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Speech Technology Center Ltd.St. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.University ITMOSt. PetersburgRussia

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