Towards Neural Diarization for Unlimited Numbers of Speakers Using Global and Local Attractors

Shota Horiguchi, Shinji Watanabe, Paola Garcia, Yawen Xue, Yuki Takashima, Yohei Kawaguchi

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Abstract

Attractor-based end-to-end diarization is achieving comparable accuracy to the carefully tuned conventional clustering-based methods on challenging datasets. However, the main drawback is that it cannot deal with the case where the number of speakers is larger than the one observed during training. This is because its speaker counting relies on supervised learning. In this work, we introduce an unsupervised clustering process embedded in the attractor-based end-to-end diarization. We first split a sequence of frame-wise embeddings into short subsequences and then perform attractor-based diarization for each subsequence. Given subsequence-wise diarization results, inter-subsequence speaker correspondence is obtained by unsupervised clustering of the vectors computed from the attractors from all the subsequences. This makes it possible to produce diarization results of a large number of speakers for the whole recording even if the number of output speakers for each subsequence is limited. Experimental results showed that our method could produce accurate diarization results of an unseen number of speakers. Our method achieved 11.84 %, 28.33 %, and 19.49 % on the CALLHOME, DI-HARD II, and DIHARD III datasets, respectively, each of which is better than the conventional end-to-end diarization methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, ASRU 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages98-105
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665437394
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, ASRU 2021 - Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 2021 Dec 132021 Dec 17

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, ASRU 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, ASRU 2021
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityCartagena
Period21/12/1321/12/17

Keywords

  • attractor
  • clustering
  • EDA
  • EEND
  • speaker diarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Linguistics and Language

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