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wav2vec 2.0 with CTC/Attention trained on CommonVoice French (No LM)

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

The performance of the model is the following:

Release Test CER Test WER GPUs
24-08-21 3.19 9.96 2xV100 32GB

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 (train.tsv) of CommonVoice (FR).
  • Acoustic model (wav2vec2.0 + CTC). A pretrained wav2vec 2.0 model (LeBenchmark/wav2vec2-FR-7K-large) is combined with two DNN layers and finetuned on CommonVoice FR. The obtained final acoustic representation is given to the CTC greedy decoder.

The system is trained with recordings sampled at 16kHz (single channel). The code will automatically normalize your audio (i.e., resampling + mono channel selection) when calling transcribe_file if needed.

Install SpeechBrain

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

pip install speechbrain transformers

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

Transcribing your own audio files (in French)

from speechbrain.pretrained import EncoderASR

asr_model = EncoderASR.from_hparams(source="speechbrain/asr-wav2vec2-commonvoice-fr", savedir="pretrained_models/asr-wav2vec2-commonvoice-fr")

Inference on GPU

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


The model was trained with SpeechBrain. 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/CommonVoice/ASR/CTC/
    python train_with_wav2vec.py hparams/train_fr_with_wav2vec.yaml --data_folder=your_data_folder

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


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

Referencing SpeechBrain

    author = {Ravanelli, Mirco and Parcollet, Titouan and Rouhe, Aku and Plantinga, Peter and Rastorgueva, Elena and Lugosch, Loren and Dawalatabad, Nauman and Ju-Chieh, Chou and Heba, Abdel and Grondin, Francois and Aris, William and Liao, Chien-Feng and Cornell, Samuele and Yeh, Sung-Lin and Na, Hwidong and Gao, Yan and Fu, Szu-Wei and Subakan, Cem and De Mori, Renato and Bengio, Yoshua },
    title = {SpeechBrain},
    year = {2021},
    publisher = {GitHub},
    journal = {GitHub repository},
    howpublished = {\\\\url{https://github.com/speechbrain/speechbrain}},

About SpeechBrain

SpeechBrain is an open-source and all-in-one speech toolkit. It is designed to be simple, extremely flexible, and user-friendly. Competitive or state-of-the-art performance is obtained in various domains.

Website: https://speechbrain.github.io/

GitHub: https://github.com/speechbrain/speechbrain

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