Hemlata Tak, Jose Patino, Andreas Nautsch, Nicholas Evans and Massimiliano Todisco
Submitted to Interspeech 2020 conference, 20 May 2020
Abstract: The threat of spoofing can pose a risk to the reliability of automatic speaker verification. Results from the biannual ASVspoof evaluations show that effective countermeasures demand front-ends designed specifically for the detection of spoofing artefacts. Given the diversity in spoofing attacks, ensemble methods are particularly effective. The work in this paper shows that a bank of very simple classifiers, each with a front-end tuned to the detection of different spoofing attacks and combined at the score level through non-linear fusion, can deliver superior performance than more sophisticated ensemble solutions that rely upon complex neural network architectures. Our comparatively simple approach outperforms all but 2 of the 48 systems submitted to the logical access condition of the most recent ASVspoof 2019 challenge.