Speech Recognition: English N-Gram Language Models
When deployed, the ASR engine can optionally condition the transcript output on n-gram language models.
These models are simple 3- and 4-gram language models trained with Kneser-Ney smoothing using KenLM.
Primary use case intended for these models is automatic speech recognition.
Input Sequence of zero or more words.
Output Likelihood of word sequence.
How to Use This Model
There are a variety of formats contained within this model archive:
ARPA-formatted Language Models:
KenLM-formatted Binary Language Models
Rescoring Language Models
FST-formatted Language Models
Flashlight Decoder Vocabulary Files
ARPA and KenLM binary formatted files can be used directly by the CTC CPU Decoder.
The GPU decoder uses a FST-formatted language model (derived from the pruned n-gram
model) and then optionally uses the
carpa-formatted LMs for rescoring.
The mixed language model provided here is English-only and is trained on a mix of transcriptions from LibriSpeech, Switchboard and Fisher datasets.
Currently, TLT cannot train LMs for ASR inference. To train custom LMs for ASR inference, use KenLM and consult the Riva Documentation.
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