This model transcribes speech in lower case German alphabet along with spaces.
It is a "large" versions of Conformer-Transducer (around 120M parameters) model.
See the model architecture section and NeMo documentation for complete architecture details.
To train, fine-tune or play with the model you will need to install NVIDIA NeMo. We recommend you install it after you've installed latest Pytorch version.
pip install nemo_toolkit['all']
The model is available for use in the NeMo toolkit , and can be used as a pre-trained checkpoint for inference or for fine-tuning on another dataset.
import nemo.collections.asr as nemo_asr asr_model = nemo_asr.models.EncDecRNNTBPEModel.from_pretrained("nvidia/stt_de_conformer_transducer_large")
First, let's get a sample
Then simply do:
python [NEMO_GIT_FOLDER]/examples/asr/transcribe_speech.py pretrained_name="nvidia/stt_de_conformer_transducer_large" audio_dir="<DIRECTORY CONTAINING AUDIO FILES>"
This model accepts 16000 KHz Mono-channel Audio (wav files) as input.
This model provides transcribed speech as a string for a given audio sample.
Conformer-Transducer model is an autoregressive variant of Conformer model  for Automatic Speech Recognition which uses Transducer loss/decoding instead of CTC Loss. You may find more info on the detail of this model here: Conformer-Transducer Model.
The tokenizers for these models were built using the text transcripts of the train set with this script.
All the models in this collection are trained on a composite dataset (NeMo ASRSET) comprising of several thousand hours of German speech:
- VoxPopuli (DE) 200 hrs subset
- Multilingual Librispeech (MLS DE) - 1500 hrs subset
- Mozilla Common Voice (v7.0)
Note: older versions of the model may have trained on smaller set of datasets.
The list of the available models in this collection is shown in the following table. Performances of the ASR models are reported in terms of Word Error Rate (WER%) with greedy decoding.
|Version||Tokenizer||Vocabulary Size||MCV7.0 dev||MCV7.0 test||MLS dev||MLS test||Voxpopuli dev||Voxpopuli test|
Since this model was trained on publicly available speech datasets, the performance of this model might degrade for speech which includes technical terms, or vernacular that the model has not been trained on. The model might also perform worse for accented speech.
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