We propose a novel framework for extracting speaker-invariant features for zero-resource languages. A deep neural network (DNN)-based acoustic model is normalized against speakers via adversarial training: a multi-task learning process trains a shared bottleneck feature to be discriminative to phonemes and independent of speakers. However, owing to the absence of phoneme labels, zero-resource languages cannot employ adversarial multi-task (AMT) learning for speaker normalization. In this work, we obtain a posteriorgram from a Dirichlet process Gaussian mixture model (DPGMM) and utilize the posterior vector for supervision of the phoneme estimation in the AMT training. The AMT network is designed so that the DPGMM posteriorgram itself is embedded in a speaker-invariant feature space. The proposed network is expected to resolve the potential problem that the posteriorgram may lack reliability as a phoneme representation if the DPGMM components are intermingled with phoneme and speaker information. Based on the Zero Resource Speech Challenges, we conduct phoneme discriminant experiments on the extracted features. The results of the experiments show that the proposed framework extracts discriminative features, suppressing the variety in speakers.
|ジャーナル||Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2019|
|イベント||20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Crossroads of Speech and Language, INTERSPEECH 2019 - Graz, Austria|
継続期間: 2019 9月 15 → 2019 9月 19
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