i-vectors Resource Usage

Resource usage comparison of i-vectors with other Speech Processing Techniques

Resource usage of a software is an important factor to be taken into consideration while developing speaker recognition applications for mobile devices. Sometimes usage parameters are considered as important as accuracy of such systems. In this work, we analyze resource utilization in terms of power consumption, memory and space requirements of three standard speaker recognition techniques, viz. GMM-UBM framework, Joint Factor Analysis and i-vectors. Experiments are performed on the MIT MDSVC corpus using the Energy Measurement Library (EML). It is found that though i-vector approach requires more storage space, it is superior to the other two approaches in terms of memory and power consumption, which are critical factors for evaluating software performance in resource constrained mobile devices.

Note: A good tutorial on using i-vectors is MATLAB’s i-vector Tutorial