An open-source end-to-end ASR system for Brazilian Portuguese using DNNs built from newly assembled corpora

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Igor Macedo Quintanilha
Sergio Lima Netto
Luiz Wagner Pereira Biscainho

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In this work, we present a baseline end-to-end system based on deep learning for automatic speech recognition in Brazilian Portuguese. To build such a model, we employ a speech corpus containing 158 hours of annotated speech by assembling four individual datasets, three of them publicly available, and a text corpus containing 10.2 millions of sentences. We train an acoustic model based on the DeepSpeech 2 network, with two convolutional and five bidirectional recurrent layers. By adding a newly trained 15-gram language model at the character level, we achieve a character error rate of only 10.49% and a word error rate of 25.45%, which are on a par with other works in different languages using a similar amount of training data.

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Macedo Quintanilha, I., Lima Netto, S., & Pereira Biscainho, L. W. (2020). An open-source end-to-end ASR system for Brazilian Portuguese using DNNs built from newly assembled corpora. Journal of Communication and Information Systems, 35(1), 230–242. https://doi.org/10.14209/jcis.2020.25
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