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RIVA Unified Conformer ASR German

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German (de-DE) Unified Conformer ASR model trained on ASR set 2.5
Latest Version
September 7, 2023
432.42 MB

Speech Recognition: Conformer

Model Overview

Conformer-CTC (around 120M parameters) is trained on ASRSet with over 4300 hours of German(de-DE) speech. The model transcribes speech in German alphabet(lower and upper case) along with spaces and punctuations.

Model Architecture

Conformer-CTC [1] model is a non-autoregressive variant of Conformer model [1] for Automatic Speech Recognition which uses CTC loss/decoding instead of Transducer. You may find more info on the detail of this model here: Conformer-CTC Model.


The model was trained on various proprietary and open-source datasets. These datasets include variety of accents, domain specific data for various domains, spontaneous speech and dialogue, all of which contribute to the model’s accuracy. This model delivers WER that is better than or comparable to popular alternate Speech to Text solutions for a range of domains and use cases.

How to Use this Model

The Riva Quick Start Guide is recommended as the starting point for trying out Riva models. For more information on using this model with Riva Speech Services, see the Riva User Guide.


Audio sample that is to be transcribed


This model provides transcribed speech (with Punctuation and Capitalization) as a string for a given audio sample.


[1] Conformer: Convolution-augmented Transformer for Speech Recognition


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