Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) requires huge amounts of real user speech data to reach state-of-the-art performance. However, speech data conveys sensitive speaker attributes like identity that can be inferred and exploited for malicious purposes. Therefore, there is an interest in the collection of anonymized speech data that is processed by some voice conversion method. In this paper, we evaluate one of the voice conversion methods on Latvian speech data and also investigate if privacy-transformed data can be used to improve ASR acoustic models. Results show the effectiveness of voice conversion against state-of-the-art speaker verification models on Latvian speech and the effectiveness of using privacy-transformed data in ASR training.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 email@example.com