Tensorflow Speech Recognition
Replaces caffe-speech-recognition, see there for some background.
They achieve good error rates. Free Speech is in good hands, go there if you are an end user. For now this project is only maintained for educational purposes.
Create a decent standalone speech recognition for Linux etc. Some people say we have the models but not enough training data. We disagree: There is plenty of training data (100GB here and 21GB here on openslr.org , synthetic Text to Speech snippets, Movies with transcripts, Gutenberg, YouTube with captions etc etc) we just need a simple yet powerful model. It's only a question of time...
Sample spectrogram, Karen uttering 'zero' with 160 words per minute.
git clone https://github.com/pannous/tensorflow-speech-recognition cd tensorflow-speech-recognition git clone https://github.com/pannous/layer.git git clone https://github.com/pannous/tensorpeers.git
git clone https://git.assembla.com/portaudio.git ./configure --prefix=/path/to/your/local make make install export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/path/to/your/local/lib export LIDRARY_PATH=$LIBRARY_PATH:/path/to/your/local/lib export CPATH=$CPATH:/path/to/your/local/include source ~/.bashrc
pip install pyaudio
Some less trivial architectures:
Update: Nervana demonstrated that it is possible for 'independents' to build speech recognizers that are state of the art.
Fun tasks for newcomers
- Watch video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9FPqkuoEJ8
- Understand and correct the corresponding code: lstm-tflearn.py
- Data Augmentation : create on-the-fly modulation of the data: increase the speech frequency, add background noise, alter the pitch etc,...
Extensions to current tensorflow which are probably needed:
- WarpCTC on the GPU see issue
- Incremental collaborative snapshots ('P2P learning') !
- Modular graphs/models + persistance
Even though this project is far from finished we hope it gives you some starting points.
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