asr-transformer-aishell



Transformer for AISHELL (Mandarin Chinese)

This repository provides all the necessary tools to perform automatic speech recognition from an end-to-end system pretrained on AISHELL (Mandarin Chinese) within SpeechBrain. For a better experience, we encourage you to learn more about SpeechBrain.

The performance of the model is the following:

Release Dev CER Test CER GPUs Full Results
05-03-21 5.60 6.04 2xV100 32GB Google Drive

Pipeline description

This ASR system is composed of 2 different but linked blocks:

  • Tokenizer (unigram) that transforms words into subword units and trained with the train transcriptions of LibriSpeech.
  • Acoustic model made of a transformer encoder and a joint decoder with CTC + transformer. Hence, the decoding also incorporates the CTC probabilities.

To Train this system from scratch, see our SpeechBrain recipe.

Install SpeechBrain

First of all, please install SpeechBrain with the following command:

pip install speechbrain

Please notice that we encourage you to read our tutorials and learn more about SpeechBrain.

Transcribing your own audio files (in English)

from speechbrain.pretrained import EncoderDecoderASR

asr_model = EncoderDecoderASR.from_hparams(source="speechbrain/asr-transformer-aishell", savedir="pretrained_models/asr-transformer-aishell")
asr_model.transcribe_file("speechbrain/asr-transformer-aishell/example_mandarin.wav")

Inference on GPU

To perform inference on the GPU, add run_opts={"device":"cuda"} when calling the from_hparams method.

Training

The model was trained with SpeechBrain (Commit hash: '986a2175'). To train it from scratch follow these steps:

  1. Clone SpeechBrain:

    git clone https://github.com/speechbrain/speechbrain/
  2. Install it:

    cd speechbrain
    pip install -r requirements.txt
    pip install -e .
  3. Run Training:

    cd recipes/AISHELL-1/ASR/transformer/
    python train.py hparams/train_ASR_transformer.yaml --data_folder=your_data_folder

You can find our training results (models, logs, etc) here.

Limitations

The SpeechBrain team does not provide any warranty on the performance achieved by this model when used on other datasets.

About SpeechBrain

Citing SpeechBrain

Please, cite SpeechBrain if you use it for your research or business.

@misc{speechbrain,
  title={{SpeechBrain}: A General-Purpose Speech Toolkit},
  author={Mirco Ravanelli and Titouan Parcollet and Peter Plantinga and Aku Rouhe and Samuele Cornell and Loren Lugosch and Cem Subakan and Nauman Dawalatabad and Abdelwahab Heba and Jianyuan Zhong and Ju-Chieh Chou and Sung-Lin Yeh and Szu-Wei Fu and Chien-Feng Liao and Elena Rastorgueva and François Grondin and William Aris and Hwidong Na and Yan Gao and Renato De Mori and Yoshua Bengio},
  year={2021},
  eprint={2106.04624},
  archivePrefix={arXiv},
  primaryClass={eess.AS},
  note={arXiv:2106.04624}
}
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