ESPNET-SLU: ADVANCING SPOKEN LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ESPNET

Siddhant Arora, Siddharth Dalmia, Pavel Denisov, Xuankai Chang, Yushi Ueda, Yifan Peng, Yuekai Zhang, Sujay Kumar, Karthik Ganesan, Brian Yan, Ngoc Thang Vu, Alan W. Black, Shinji Watanabe

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Abstract

As Automatic Speech Processing (ASR) systems are getting better, there is an increasing interest of using the ASR output to do downstream Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks. However, there are few open source toolkits that can be used to generate reproducible results on different Spoken Language Understanding (SLU) benchmarks. Hence, there is a need to build an open source standard that can be used to have a faster start into SLU research. We present ESPnet-SLU, which is designed for quick development of spoken language understanding in a single framework. ESPnet-SLU is a project inside end-to-end speech processing toolkit, ESPnet, which is a widely used open-source standard for various speech processing tasks like ASR, Text to Speech (TTS) and Speech Translation (ST). We enhance the toolkit to provide implementations for various SLU benchmarks that enable researchers to seamlessly mix-and-match different ASR and NLU models. We also provide pretrained models with intensively tuned hyper-parameters that can match or even outperform the current state-of-the-art performances. The toolkit is publicly available at https://github.com/espnet/espnet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2022 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7167-7171
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665405409
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event47th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2022 - Virtual, Online, Singapore
Duration: 2022 May 232022 May 27

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2022-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference47th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2022
Country/TerritorySingapore
CityVirtual, Online
Period22/5/2322/5/27

Keywords

  • open-source
  • spoken language understanding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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