EEND-DEMUX: End-to-End Neural Speaker Diarization via Demultiplexed Speaker Embeddings

Sung Hwan Mun, Min Hyun Han, Canyeong Moon, Nam Soo Kim
Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, Audio and Speech Processing, Audio and Speech Processing (eess.AS), Sound (cs.SD)
2023-12-11 00:00:00
In recent years, there have been studies to further improve the end-to-end neural speaker diarization (EEND) systems. This letter proposes the EEND-DEMUX model, a novel framework utilizing demultiplexed speaker embeddings. In this work, we focus on disentangling speaker-relevant information in the latent space and then transform each separated latent variable into its corresponding speech activity. EEND-DEMUX can directly obtain separated speaker embeddings through the demultiplexing operation in the inference phase without an external speaker diarization system, an embedding extractor, or a heuristic decoding technique. Furthermore, we employ a multi-head cross-attention mechanism to capture the correlation between mixture and separated speaker embeddings effectively. We formulate three loss functions based on matching, orthogonality, and sparsity constraints to learn robust demultiplexed speaker embeddings. The experimental results on the LibriMix dataset show consistently improved performance in both a fixed and flexible number of speakers scenarios.
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