Archives of Acoustics, 40, 3, pp. 407–417, 2015

The Effect of Voice over IP Transmission Degradations on MAP-EM-GMM Speaker Verification Performance


Despite the growing importance of packet switching systems, there is still a shortage of thorough analyses of VoIP transmission effect on speech and speaker recognition performance. Voice over IP transmission systems use packet switching. There is no guarantee of delivery. The main disadvantage of VoIP is a packet loss which has a major impact on the performance experienced by the users of the network. There are several techniques to mask the effects of a packet loss, referred to as packet loss concealment.

In this study, the effect of voice transmission over IP on automatic speaker verification system performance was investigated. The analyzed system was based on MAP-EM-GMM modelling methods. Four various speech codecs of H.323 standard were investigated with special emphasis placed on the packet loss phenomenon and various packet loss concealment techniques.
Keywords: automatic speaker verification; packet loss; speech compression; voice over IP.
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DOI: 10.1515/aoa-2015-0042