Speaker Diarization with LSTM


For many years, i-vector based speaker embedding techniques were the dominant approach for speaker verification and speaker diarization applications. However, mirroring the rise of deep learning in various domains, neural network based speaker embeddings, also known as d-vectors, have consistently demonstrated superior speaker verification performance. In this paper, we build on the success of d-vector based speaker verification systems to develop a new d-vector based approach to speaker diarization. Specifically, we combine LSTM-based d-vector audio embeddings with recent work in non-parametric clustering to obtain a state-of-the-art speaker diarization system. Our experiments on CALLHOME American English and 2003 NIST Rich Transcription conversational telephone speech (CTS) corpus suggest that d-vector based diarization systems offer significant advantages over traditional i-vector based systems.