NIST 2004 Rich Transcription Spring Meeting Evaluation

Within the NIST 2004 Spring Rich Transcription Evaluation (NIST Spring Rich Transcription Evaluation in Meetings website,, 2006) speaker diarization was evaluated in meeting recordings in two different conditions: Multiple Distant Microphones (MDM) and Single Distant Microphone (SDM). The MDM condition uses multiple microphones located in the center of a meetings table, and the SDM case uses only one of these microphones, normally the most centrally located. This is the first time that this task was performed for meetings environment on the MDM condition. A full description of the different tasks evaluated and the results of such evaluation can be found in Garofolo et al. (2004). Following are the approaches (in brief) that the participants proposed for the MDM and SDM conditions:

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