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voiceprint

(voys′prĭnt)
A graphical representation of the characteristics of an individual's speech pattern. Because voiceprints, like fingerprints, can be used to distinguish one person from another, the technique is useful in forensic medicine and in identifying the voices of criminal suspects.
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The preliminary research about fingerprint feature extraction and voiceprint feature extraction is introduced in Section 3.
The VocalZoom optical HMC sensor converts this data into a voiceprint associated only with the person who was actually speaking, and stores it inside the sensor.
Prominent phoneticians and engineers spoke up against using voiceprints in court.
The device also includes voiceprint recognition, a full keyboard and a smart card scanner, among other features.
Because no names are associated with the voiceprints, the firm believes users will have no legal problems over data protection and privacy.
Others have suggested that, in the future, an e-signature could even be a retinal scan or voiceprint electronically attached to a document.
The system then converts the sample into a voiceprint and systematically compares the new voiceprint with all or with a specified subset of the system's reference voiceprints.
They can even hold identification photographs and more technologically advanced methods of identification, such as voiceprints or fingerprint data.
As these three case studies show, developments in voice verification technology have made voiceprints a viable identification tool in various applications.
Law enforcement agencies could use automated speaker identification technology in a number of ways, such as tracking individuals using wire or cellular phones, recording and identifying suspects in wire-tapping and other monitoring operations, and using voiceprints for police sorting and booking operations.
The suspected malicious actor is then automatically referred for further investigatory steps; if necessary, the culprit is added to a watch list of fraudster voiceprints and blocked from making future calls.