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Base French n-gram LM



Latest Version



April 4, 2023


680.05 MB

Speech Recognition: N-Gram Language Models

Model Overview When deployed, the ASR engine can optionally condition the transcript output on n-gram language models.

Model Architecture

These models are simple n-gram language models trained with Kneser-Ney smoothing using KenLM.

Intended Use

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

  • Flashlight Decoder Vocabulary Files

ARPA and KenLM binary formatted files can be used directly by the CTC CPU Decoder.

Training Information



To train custom LMs for ASR inference, use KenLM and consult the Riva Documentation.


By downloading and using the models, you would be accepting the terms of the Riva license.

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