A Compact End-to-End Model with Local and Global Context for Spoken Language Identification

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We introduce TitaNet-LID, a compact end-to-end neural network for Spoken Language Identification (LID) that is based on the ContextNet architecture. TitaNet-LID employs 1D depth-wise separable convolutions and Squeeze-and-Excitation layers to effectively capture local and global context within an utterance. Despite its small size, TitaNet-LID achieves performance similar to state-of-the-art models on the VoxLingua107 dataset while being 10 times smaller. Furthermore, it can be easily adapted to new acoustic conditions and unseen languages through simple fine-tuning, achieving a state-of-the-art accuracy of 88.2% on the FLEURS benchmark. Our model is scalable and can achieve a better trade-off between accuracy and speed. TitaNet-LID performs well even on short utterances less than 5s in length, indicating its robustness to input length.


Fei Jia (NVIDIA)
Nithin Rao Koluguri (NVIDIA)
Jagadeesh Balam (NVIDIA)
Boris Ginsburg (NVIDIA)

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