Print Email Facebook Twitter The Majority Wins: A Method for Combining Speaker Diarization Systems Title The Majority Wins: A Method for Combining Speaker Diarization Systems Author Huijbregts, M. van Leeuwen, D.A. de Jong, F.M.G. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2009 Abstract In this paper we present a method for combining multiple diarization systems into one single system by applying a majority voting scheme. The voting scheme selects the best segmentation purely on basis of the output of each system. On our development set of NIST Rich Transcription evaluation meetings the voting method improves our system on all evaluation conditions. For the single distant microphone condition, DER performance improved by 7:8% (relative) compared to the best input system. For the multiple distant microphone condition the improvement is 3:6%. Index Terms: Speaker diarization Subject Acoustics and AudiologySpeaker diarizationInput systemsMajority votingSpeaker diarizationVoting methodVoting schemesMicrophonesSpeech communicationautomatic speech recognitionspeech To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c8fc9b1c-6b85-47c5-83bd-4cea2b751ac9 TNO identifier 94000 Source Interspeech 2009, september, Brighton, UK., 924-927 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.