The 1997 speaker recognition evaluation was part of an ongoing series
of yearly evaluations conducted by NIST. These evaluations provide an
important contribution to the direction of research efforts and the
calibration of technical capabilities. They are intended to be of
interest to all researchers working on the general problem of text
independent speaker recognition. To this end the evaluation was
designed to be simple, to focus on core technology issues, to be fully
supported, and to be accessible.
Technical Objectives of the 1997 speaker recognition evaluation
1. Exploring promising new ideas in speaker recognition
2. Developing advanced technology incorporating these ideas
3. Measuring the performance of this technology
The evaluation data was drawn from the Switchboard-2 Phase 1 corpus.
Both training and test segments were constructed by concatenating
consecutive turns for the desired speaker, similar to what was done in
1996. Each segment is stored as a continuous speech signal in a
separate SPHERE file. The speech data is stored in 8-bit mulaw
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