The Speaker Biometrics Committee, chaired by Judith Markowitz, J. Markowitz Consultants, and Ken Rehor, Cisco Systems, published guidelines, specifications, and best practices for developing and deploying speaker biometrics, including speaker identification and speaker verification (SIV). The committee worked to establish liaison relationships with standards organizations involved or interested in SIV. The Speaker Biometrics Committee forged formal liaison relationships with the biometrics committees within the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), American National Standards Institute, and the International Standards Organization.

The committee produced a number of core publications on SIV that provide valuable information and guidance to application developers, standards organizations, and end users, including:

A complete listing of the VoiceXML Forum’s published technical documents can be found here.

Committee Participation

The Speaker Biometrics Committee has concluded its work. Many former members of the Speaker Biometrics Committee have joined the newly chartered Security and Identity Committee to advance the standards covering platform and application security, and address issues related to identity resolution in VoiceXML.