UniSpeech-Large-plus Kyrgyz

Microsoft's UniSpeech

The large model pretrained on 16kHz sampled speech audio and phonetic labels and consequently fine-tuned on 1h of Kyrgyz phonemes. When using the model make sure that your speech input is also sampled at 16kHz and your text in converted into a sequence of phonemes.

Paper: UniSpeech: Unified Speech Representation Learning with Labeled and Unlabeled Data

Authors: Chengyi Wang, Yu Wu, Yao Qian, Kenichi Kumatani, Shujie Liu, Furu Wei, Michael Zeng, Xuedong Huang

Abstract In this paper, we propose a unified pre-training approach called UniSpeech to learn speech representations with both unlabeled and labeled data, in which supervised phonetic CTC learning and phonetically-aware contrastive self-supervised learning are conducted in a multi-task learning manner. The resultant representations can capture information more correlated with phonetic structures and improve the generalization across languages and domains. We evaluate the effectiveness of UniSpeech for cross-lingual representation learning on public CommonVoice corpus. The results show that UniSpeech outperforms self-supervised pretraining and supervised transfer learning for speech recognition by a maximum of 13.4% and 17.8% relative phone error rate reductions respectively (averaged over all testing languages). The transferability of UniSpeech is also demonstrated on a domain-shift speech recognition task, i.e., a relative word error rate reduction of 6% against the previous approach.

The original model can be found under https://github.com/microsoft/UniSpeech/tree/main/UniSpeech.


This is an speech model that has been fine-tuned on phoneme classification.


import torch
from datasets import load_dataset
from transformers import AutoModelForCTC, AutoProcessor
import torchaudio.functional as F

model_id = "microsoft/unispeech-1350-en-17h-ky-ft-1h"

sample = next(iter(load_dataset("common_voice", "ky", split="test", streaming=True)))
resampled_audio = F.resample(torch.tensor(sample["audio"]["array"]), 48_000, 16_000).numpy()

model = AutoModelForCTC.from_pretrained(model_id)
processor = AutoProcessor.from_pretrained(model_id)

input_values = processor(resampled_audio, return_tensors="pt").input_values

with torch.no_grad():
    logits = model(input_values).logits

prediction_ids = torch.argmax(logits, dim=-1)
transcription = processor.batch_decode(prediction_ids)


The model was contributed by cywang and patrickvonplaten.


The official license can be found here

Official Results

See UniSpeeech-L^{+} - ky:


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