Theoretical considerations in creating comprehensive computerized speaker profiling

Dennis C. Tanner, Matthew E. Tanner

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Abstract

Speaker profiling is the art and science of making inferences about a subject or suspect based on "what" he or she says and "how" it is spoken. It is part of the larger discipline of "criminal-behavioral profiling" used by police, military, homeland security, and intelligence organizations with widespread application. This paper examines the evolving art and science of speaker profiling and provides the theoretical basis for computerized analysis of speech patterns. We propose that supporting science and current technology exists to develop automatic speaker profiling which can provide rapid comprehensive supplements to criminal-behavioral profiles for use by the military, intelligence agencies, homeland security, police departments, and at ports-of-entry. Theoretically, there are five areas where automatic computerized speaker profiling can provide valuable criminal-behavioral information: accent-dialect analysis, intoxication investigation, lie detection and stress analysis, and speaker identification. When considering the above aspects of speaker profiles, a clear distinction is made between information based on science and the conjecture that can be drawn from them. In this paper, the theoretical bases for computerized speaker profiling is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCITSA 2007 - Int. Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications and CCCT 2007 - Int. Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, Proceedings
Pages219-224
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event4th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications, CITSA 2007, Jointly with the 5th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, CCCT 2007 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 12 2007Jul 15 2007

Publication series

NameCITSA 2007 - Int. Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications and CCCT 2007 - Int. Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, Proceedings
Volume3

Other

Other4th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications, CITSA 2007, Jointly with the 5th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, CCCT 2007
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/12/077/15/07

Keywords

  • Criminal profiling
  • Speaker profiling
  • Terrorism
  • Voice prints

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Tanner, D. C., & Tanner, M. E. (2007). Theoretical considerations in creating comprehensive computerized speaker profiling. In CITSA 2007 - Int. Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications and CCCT 2007 - Int. Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, Proceedings (pp. 219-224). (CITSA 2007 - Int. Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications and CCCT 2007 - Int. Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, Proceedings; Vol. 3).