Speaker Identification is a broad research area that solves two major tasks: speaker identification (who is speaking?) and speaker verification (is the speaker who they claim to be?). In this work, we focus on far-field, text-independent speaker recognition when the identity of the speaker is based on how the speech is spoken, not necessarily on what is being said. Typically such SR systems operate on unconstrained speech utterances, which are converted into vectors of fixed length, called speaker embeddings. Speaker embeddings are also used in automatic speech recognition (ASR) and speech synthesis.
This model is trained end-to-end using cross-entropy loss for speaker recognition purposes for known speaker labels fine-tuning and testing.
SpeakerNet models consists of 1D Depth-wise separable convolutional layers. These encoded information is then pooled by statistical means based on mean and variance as described in paper 
These models were trained on a composite dataset comprising of several thousand hours of speech, compiled from various publicly available sources. The NeMo toolkit  was used for training this model over few hundred epochs on multiple GPUs.
The following datasets are used for training
- Voxceleb 1 Dev data (1211 speakers)
- Voxceleb 2 Dev data (5994 speakers)
- Musan music and Noise Augmentation Data
This speakernet-L model which is based on Quartznet Encoder structure with 8M parameters achieved 96.23% training accuracy of train set as mentioned above.
How to use this model
For training and fine-tuning detailed step by step, procedure has provided in Speaker Recognition notebook.
For inference on fine-tuned model, use this script
For speaker embedding extraction and verification refer to speaker verification model (speakernet-M)
This model accepts 16000 KHz Mono-channel Audio (wav files) as input.
This model outputs known speaker label index for a given audio sample.
This model is trained on non-telephonic speech from voxceleb datasets, hence may not work as well for telephonic speech. If it happens considering finetuning for that speech domain.
License to use this model is covered by the license of the NeMo Toolkit . By downloading the public and release version of the model, you accept the terms and conditions of this license.