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A taxonomy of speaker recognition systems



Any speaker classification or recognition system functions in 3 modes:

Naturally, a given speaker cannot be identified or verified in the test mode  before he has been registered during a training phase . However, training  is usually incremental in several ways. Firstly, a speaker recognition  system is usually operational before all possible speakers are referenced, and new users can be added while the system is already functioning in test mode  for those who are registered. Secondly, some system implementations use speech material obtained during a test phase  to update training references (when the recognition decision is judged reliable enough).

Unlike training  and testing , untraining  does usually not require active participation of the speaker being unregistered.

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