Speaker Comparison for Forensic and Investigative Applications III
Location: Stockholm University
Names and affiliation of organizers:
- Jean-François Bonastre, LIA, University of Avignon, France
- Joseph P. Campbell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA
- Anders Eriksson, Stockholm University, Sweden
- Reva Schwartz, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
The aim of this special event is to have several structured discussions on speaker comparison for forensic and investigative applications, where many international experts will present their views and participate in the free exchange of ideas. In speaker comparison, speech samples are compared by humans and/or machines for use in investigations or in court to address questions that are of interest to the legal system. Speaker comparison is a high-stakes application that can change people’s lives and it demands the best that science has to offer; however, methods, processes, and practices vary widely. These variations are not necessarily for the better and, although recognized, are not generally appreciated and acted upon. Methods, processes, and practices grounded in science are critical for the proper application (and non-application) of speaker comparison to a variety of international investigative and forensic applications. This event follows the successful Interspeech 2015 and 2016 special events of the same name.