1.4. Speaker Recognition: Reality and Challenge

The goal of speaker recognition is to verify an individual's identity based on his or her voice. Because voice is one of the most natural forms of communication, identifying people by voice has drawn the attention of lawyers, judges, investigators, and law enforcement agencies [355]. The recent proliferation of home banking has also opened up business opportunities for vendors marketing speaker verification products. The following list summarizes some of the potential applications of speaker recognition.[3]

[3] For more potential applications and a list of vendors marketing speaker recognition products, visit http://www.biometrics.org.

  • Securing online transactions. Financial institutions and banks ...

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