distilxlsr_bp_4-12 / README.md
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language: pt
tags:
- speech
license: apache-2.0
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# DistilXLSR-53 for BP
[DistilXLSR-53 for BP: DistilHuBERT applied to Wav2vec XLSR-53 for Brazilian Portuguese](https://github.com/s3prl/s3prl/tree/master/s3prl/upstream/distiller)
The base model pretrained on 16kHz sampled speech audio. When using the model make sure that your speech input is also sampled at 16Khz.
**Note**: This model does not have a tokenizer as it was pretrained on audio alone. In order to use this model **speech recognition**, a tokenizer should be created and the model should be fine-tuned on labeled text data. Check out [this blog](https://huggingface.co/blog/fine-tune-wav2vec2-english) for more in-detail explanation of how to fine-tune the model.
Paper: [DistilHuBERT: Speech Representation Learning by Layer-wise Distillation of Hidden-unit BERT](https://arxiv.org/abs/2110.01900)
Authors: Heng-Jui Chang, Shu-wen Yang, Hung-yi Lee
**Note 2**: The XLSR-53 model was distilled using [Brazilian Portuguese Datasets](https://huggingface.co/lgris/bp400-xlsr) for test purposes. The dataset is quite small to perform such task (the performance might not be so good as the [original work](https://arxiv.org/abs/2110.01900)).
**Abstract**
Self-supervised speech representation learning methods like wav2vec 2.0 and Hidden-unit BERT (HuBERT) leverage unlabeled speech data for pre-training and offer good representations for numerous speech processing tasks. Despite the success of these methods, they require large memory and high pre-training costs, making them inaccessible for researchers in academia and small companies. Therefore, this paper introduces DistilHuBERT, a novel multi-task learning framework to distill hidden representations from a HuBERT model directly. This method reduces HuBERT's size by 75% and 73% faster while retaining most performance in ten different tasks. Moreover, DistilHuBERT required little training time and data, opening the possibilities of pre-training personal and on-device SSL models for speech.
# Usage
See [this blog](https://huggingface.co/blog/fine-tune-wav2vec2-english) for more information on how to fine-tune the model.