Impact of pitch frequency on speaker identification

Eskidere O., Ertas F.

IEEE 15th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, Eskişehir, Turkey, 11 - 13 June 2007, pp.499-500 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2007.4298591
  • City: Eskişehir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.499-500
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, the impact of pitch frequency on speaker identification using Gaussian mixture model has been investigated employing clean speech (TIMIT) and telephone speech (NTIMIT) databases. Pitch frequency, as directly related to human vocal tract, may also be used as a speaker discriminating feature in noisy environments, such as telephone lines. Although the performance of pitch frequency alone is poor on telephone speech, it provides %8.34 enhancement in identification performance when used in combination with mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (mfcc).