End-to-End Automatic Speech Translation of Audiobooks

Alexandre Berard, Laurent Besacier, Ali Can Kocabiyikoglu, Olivier Pietquin
2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)  
We investigate end-to-end speech-to-text translation on a corpus of audiobooks specifically augmented for this task. Previous works investigated the extreme case where source language transcription is not available during learning nor decoding, but we also study a midway case where source language transcription is available at training time only. In this case, a single model is trained to decode source speech into target text in a single pass. Experimental results show that it is possible to
more » ... in compact and efficient end-to-end speech translation models in this setup. We also distribute the corpus and hope that our speech translation baseline on this corpus will be challenged in the future.
doi:10.1109/icassp.2018.8461690 dblp:conf/icassp/BerardBKP18 fatcat:6iyc6lpesnfbxk7myy4hinqi7y