14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Phonetic Analysis in Forensic Speaker Identification: An Example of Routine Expert Actions

Olga Ilina, Serguei Koval, Michael Khitrov

“Speech Technology Center”, Russia

Forensic speaker identification is one of the most important tasks dealt with in forensic phonetics. The usage of acoustic evidence increases and at the same time grows the necessity for easy-toapply and reliable methods. The method should be consistent and straight and should enable an expert to make identification decision with clearly determined probability.
   This paper is to outline the routine expert actions — the methods successfully used by expert group of STC over many years of everyday practice, discussions, studying and teaching. The description of one recent case serves as an example of a typical identification procedure.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ilina, Olga / Koval, Serguei / Khitrov, Michael (1999): "Phonetic analysis in forensic speaker identification: an example of routine expert actions", In ICPhS-14, 157-160.