NVIDIA Citrinet CTC 256 Librispeech (en-US)
This model transcribes speech in lower case English alphabet along with spaces and apostrophes.
It is an "extra-small" versions of Citrinet-CTC (around 10M parameters) model.
See the model architecture section and NeMo documentation for complete architecture details. It is also compatible with NVIDIA Riva for production-grade server deployments.
NVIDIA NeMo: Training
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']
How to Use this Model
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.
Automatically instantiate the model
import nemo.collections.asr as nemo_asr asr_model = nemo_asr.models.EncDecCTCModelBPE.from_pretrained("nvidia/stt_en_citrinet_256_ls")
Transcribing using Python
First, let's get a sample
Then simply do:
Transcribing many audio files
python [NEMO_GIT_FOLDER]/examples/asr/transcribe_speech.py pretrained_name="nvidia/stt_en_citrinet_256_ls" 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.
Citrinet-CTC model is an autoregressive variant of Citrinet model  for Automatic Speech Recognition which uses CTC loss/decoding instead of Transducer Loss. You may find more info on the detail of this model here: Citrinet Model.
The NeMo toolkit  was used for training the models for over several hundred epochs. These model are trained with this example script and this base config (Note: Change the
model.model_defaults.filters to match the model size).
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 just the Librispeech Dataset:
- Librispeech 960 hours of English speech
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||LS test-other||LS test-clean|
|1.0.0||SentencePiece Unigram ||256||9.8||3.8|
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.
Deployment with NVIDIA Riva
For the best real-time accuracy, latency, and throughput, deploy the model with NVIDIA Riva, an accelerated speech AI SDK deployable on-prem, in all clouds, multi-cloud, hybrid, at the edge, and embedded. Additionally, Riva provides:
- World-class out-of-the-box accuracy for the most common languages with model checkpoints trained on proprietary data with hundreds of thousands of GPU-compute hours
- Best in class accuracy with run-time word boosting (e.g., brand and product names) and customization of acoustic model, language model, and inverse text normalization
- Streaming speech recognition, Kubernetes compatible scaling, and Enterprise-grade support
Check out Riva live demo.
 Citrinet: Closing the Gap between Non-Autoregressive and Autoregressive End-to-End Models for Automatic Speech Recognition  Google Sentencepiece Tokenizer  NVIDIA NeMo Toolkit
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Dataset used to train nvidia/stt_en_citrinet_256_ls
- Test WER on LibriSpeech (clean)test set self-reported3.780
- Test WER on LibriSpeech (other)test set self-reported9.600