Unconstrained Dysfluency Modeling for Dysfluent Speech Transcription and Detection

Jiachen Lian, Carly Feng, Naasir Farooqi, Steve Li, Anshul Kashyap, Cheol Jun Cho, Peter Wu, Robbie Netzorg, Tingle Li, Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli
Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, Audio and Speech Processing, Audio and Speech Processing (eess.AS), Sound (cs.SD)
2023-12-20 00:00:00
Dysfluent speech modeling requires time-accurate and silence-aware transcription at both the word-level and phonetic-level. However, current research in dysfluency modeling primarily focuses on either transcription or detection, and the performance of each aspect remains limited. In this work, we present an unconstrained dysfluency modeling (UDM) approach that addresses both transcription and detection in an automatic and hierarchical manner. UDM eliminates the need for extensive manual annotation by providing a comprehensive solution. Furthermore, we introduce a simulated dysfluent dataset called VCTK++ to enhance the capabilities of UDM in phonetic transcription. Our experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness and robustness of our proposed methods in both transcription and detection tasks.
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