Identification of Spoken Language from Webcast Using Deep Convolutional Recurrent Neural Networks

Dong ZHU, Ming HUANG, Jing-jing YANG, De-zhang CHEN, Hao TANG, Da-rong YANG
2019 DEStech Transactions on Computer Science and Engineering  
This paper investigated two end-to-end approaches for the identification of spoken language from webcast sources. Long short-term memory (LSTM) and self-attention mechanism architectures are adopted and compared against a deep convolution network baseline model. These methods focused on the performance of spoken language identification (LID) on variable length utterance. The dataset used for experimental evaluation contains five language data collected from webcast (Webcast-5) and ten Chinese
more » ... alect language datasets from IFLYTEK (IFLYTEK-10). The end-to-end LID system was trained using five kinds of acoustic features: Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCCs), shifted delta cepstral coefficients (SDC), Perceptual Linear Prediction (PLP), log Mel-scale filter bank energies (Fbank) and spectrogram energies. The best model using a single feature set achieves an accuracy of 79.6% and a C avg of 10.87%.
doi:10.12783/dtcse/iteee2019/28737 fatcat:eidczhiwpffzlcqabz2hcxe7ve