- Similarity visualization for the grouping of forensic speech recordings
- Lecture Notes in Computer Science
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Informatics Institute (IVI)
In a forensic phone wiretapping investigation, a major problem is to get the full picture of the speakers involved. Typically, the wiretapped speech recordings are grouped using a clustering tool. The main disadvantage of such an approach is that in a bootstrapped scenario grouping errors accumulate. In this paper, we propose a visual approach to find similar speech recordings that probably stem from the same speaker. We first model the speech recordings and define suitable similarity measures between recordings. Then, through an approximate 2-D visualization of the inter-speech, similarities the investigator can identify clear groups of recordings and recordings that are harder to differentiate. We did extensive experiments on phone data of 50 speakers with 2 recordings per speaker. We tested quality of the 2-D visualization in relation to original high dimensional similarities. It turned out that for the original high dimensional similarity measure the nearest recording is almost always the one from the same speaker. In the 2-D visualization, we achieved that on average for all speech recordings a recording of the same speaker is among the 10 nearest recordings.
- go to publisher's site
- The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Proceedings title: Computational forensics: Second international workshop, IWCF 2008, Washington, DC, USA, August 7-8, 2008: Proceedings
Place of publication: Berlin
Editors: S.N. Srihari, K. Franke
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.