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Fine-tuned facebook/wav2vec2-large-xlsr-53 on Basque using the Common Voice dataset. When using this model, make sure that your speech input is sampled at 16kHz.


The model can be used directly (without a language model) as follows:

import torch
import torchaudio
from datasets import load_dataset
from transformers import Wav2Vec2ForCTC, Wav2Vec2Processor

test_dataset = load_dataset("common_voice", "eu", split="test[:2%]")

processor = Wav2Vec2Processor.from_pretrained("pcuenq/wav2vec2-large-xlsr-53-eu")
model = Wav2Vec2ForCTC.from_pretrained("pcuenq/wav2vec2-large-xlsr-53-eu")

resampler = torchaudio.transforms.Resample(48_000, 16_000)

# Preprocessing the datasets.
# We need to read the audio files as arrays
def speech_file_to_array_fn(batch):
    speech_array, sampling_rate = torchaudio.load(batch["path"])
    batch["speech"] = resampler(speech_array).squeeze().numpy()
    return batch

test_dataset = test_dataset.map(speech_file_to_array_fn)
inputs = processor(test_dataset["speech"][:2], sampling_rate=16_000, return_tensors="pt", padding=True)

with torch.no_grad():
    logits = model(inputs.input_values, attention_mask=inputs.attention_mask).logits

predicted_ids = torch.argmax(logits, dim=-1)

print("Prediction:", processor.batch_decode(predicted_ids))
print("Reference:", test_dataset["sentence"][:2])


The model can be evaluated as follows on the Basque test data of Common Voice.

import torch
import torchaudio
from datasets import load_dataset, load_metric
from transformers import Wav2Vec2ForCTC, Wav2Vec2Processor
import re

test_dataset = load_dataset("common_voice", "eu", split="test")
wer = load_metric("wer")

model_name = "pcuenq/wav2vec2-large-xlsr-53-eu"

processor = Wav2Vec2Processor.from_pretrained(model_name)
model = Wav2Vec2ForCTC.from_pretrained(model_name)

## Text pre-processing

chars_to_ignore_regex = '[\,\¿\?\.\¡\!\-\;\:\"\“\%\‘\”\\…\’\ː\'\‹\›\`\´\®\—\→]'
chars_to_ignore_pattern = re.compile(chars_to_ignore_regex)

def remove_special_characters(batch):
    batch["sentence"] = chars_to_ignore_pattern.sub('', batch["sentence"]).lower() + " "
    return batch

## Audio pre-processing

import librosa
def speech_file_to_array_fn(batch):
    speech_array, sample_rate = torchaudio.load(batch["path"])
    batch["speech"] = librosa.resample(speech_array.squeeze().numpy(), sample_rate, 16_000)
    return batch

# Text transformation and audio resampling
def cv_prepare(batch):
    batch = remove_special_characters(batch)
    batch = speech_file_to_array_fn(batch)
    return batch

# Number of CPUs or None
num_proc = 16
test_dataset = test_dataset.map(cv_prepare, remove_columns=['path'], num_proc=num_proc)

def evaluate(batch):
    inputs = processor(batch["speech"], sampling_rate=16_000, return_tensors="pt", padding=True)

    with torch.no_grad():
        logits = model(inputs.input_values.to("cuda"), attention_mask=inputs.attention_mask.to("cuda")).logits

    pred_ids = torch.argmax(logits, dim=-1)
    batch["pred_strings"] = processor.batch_decode(pred_ids)
    return batch

result = test_dataset.map(evaluate, batched=True, batch_size=8)

# WER Metric computation
print("WER: {:2f}".format(100 * wer.compute(predictions=result["pred_strings"], references=result["sentence"])))

Test Result: 15.34 %


The Common Voice train and validation datasets were used for training. Training was performed for 22 + 20 epochs with the following parameters:

  • Batch size 16, 2 gradient accumulation steps.
  • Learning rate: 2.5e-4
  • Activation dropout: 0.05
  • Attention dropout: 0.1
  • Hidden dropout: 0.05
  • Feature proj. dropout: 0.05
  • Mask time probability: 0.08
  • Layer dropout: 0.05
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