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Exploring Forensic Accent Recognition using the Y-ACCDIST System

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Publication date1/12/2016
Host publicationProceedings of the 16th Australiasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
EditorsChristopher Carignan, Michael D. Tyler
Pages305-308
Number of pages4
Original languageEnglish

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NameProceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)2207-1296

Abstract

Forensic speech scientists may sometimes be faced with the task of extracting information about an unknown speaker in a recording. It is proposed here that accent recognition technology could assist analysts in such cases and we begin to explore the Y-ACCDIST system’s potential for this purpose. Research on Y-ACCDIST so far has largely focussed on its ability to distinguish between varieties which are much more similar to one another than previous automatic accent recognition research [1].
The experiments presented here build on this and challenge YACCDIST in other ways relevant to forensic applications: spontaneous speech data and degraded data