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Speech-based Age and Gender Prediction with Transformers

AuthorsBurkhardt Felix, Wagner Johannes, Wierstorf Hagen, Eyben Florian, Schuller Björn
TitleSpeech-based Age and Gender Prediction with Transformers
AbstractWe report on the curation of several publicly available datasets for age and gender prediction. Furthermore, we present experiments to predict age and gender with models based on a pre-trained wav2vec 2.0. Depending on the dataset, we achieve an MAE between 7.1 years and 10.8 years for age, and at least 91.1%ACC for gender (female, male, child). Compared to a modelling approach built on hand-crafted features, our proposed system shows an improvement of 9% UAR for age and 4% UAR for gender. To make our findings reproducible, we release the best performing model to the community as well as the sample lists of the data splits.
ConferenceSpeech Communication; 15th ITG Conference
Date20-22 September 2023
Year of Publication2023

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  • Project Coordinator: Dr. Sotiris Ioannidis
  • Institution: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
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  • Start: 01.01.2021
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Participating Organisations: 17
  • Number of countries: 12

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