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Whisper Medium Malayalam

This model is a fine-tuned version of openai/whisper-medium on the Common Voice 11.0 dataset. It achieves the following results on the evaluation set:

  • WER: 38.6207
  • CER: 7.3256

Note that Whisper's normalization has major issues for languages like Malayalam, so the above scores are evaluated without using normalization. With normalization (for a fair comparison with other models on this platform), the results are instead:

  • WER: 11.49

This Colab can be used as a starting point to further finetune the model.

Usage instructions

Given an audio sample audio (this can be anything from a numpy array to a filepath), the following code generates transcriptions:

from transformers import pipeline, WhisperProcessor

processor = WhisperProcessor.from_pretrained("thennal/whisper-medium-ml")
forced_decoder_ids = processor.get_decoder_prompt_ids(language="ml", task="transcribe")
asr = pipeline(
        "automatic-speech-recognition", model="thennal/whisper-medium-ml", device=0,
transcription = asr(audio, chunk_length_s=30, max_new_tokens=448, return_timestamps=False,  generate_kwargs={
        "forced_decoder_ids": forced_decoder_ids, 
        "do_sample": True,

Model description

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Intended uses & limitations

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Training and evaluation data

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Training procedure

Training hyperparameters

The following hyperparameters were used during training:

  • learning_rate: 1e-05
  • train_batch_size: 32
  • eval_batch_size: 16
  • seed: 42
  • optimizer: Adam with betas=(0.9,0.999) and epsilon=1e-08
  • lr_scheduler_type: linear
  • lr_scheduler_warmup_steps: 500
  • training_steps: 8000
  • mixed_precision_training: Native AMP

Framework versions

  • Transformers 4.26.0.dev0
  • Pytorch 1.13.0+cu117
  • Datasets 2.7.1.dev0
  • Tokenizers 0.13.2
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