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HyperConformer: Multi-head HyperMixer for Efficient Speech Recognition
Type of publication: Conference paper
Citation: Mai_PROC.INTERSPEECH2023_2023
Publication status: Accepted
Booktitle: Proc. Interspeech 2023
Series: 1
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Year: 2023
Month: June
Location: Ireland
Abstract: State-of-the-art ASR systems have achieved promising results by modeling local and global interactions separately. While the former can be computed efficiently, global interactions are usually modeled via attention mechanisms, which are expensive for long input sequences. Here, we address this by extending HyperMixer, an efficient alternative to attention exhibiting linear complexity, to the Conformer architecture for speech recognition, leading to HyperConformer. In particular, multi-head HyperConformer achieves comparable or higher recognition performance while being more efficient than Conformer in terms of inference speed, memory, parameter count, and available training data. HyperConformer achieves a word error rate of 2.9% on LibriSpeech test-clean with less than 8M neural parameters and a peak memory during training of 5.7GB, hence trainable with accessible hardware. Encoder speed is between 38% on mid-length speech and 56% on long speech faster than an equivalent Conformer. The HyperConformer recipe is publicly available in: https://github.com/speechbrain/speechbrain/tree/develop/recipes/LibriSpeech/ASR/transformer/
Projects Idiap
Authors Mai, Florian
Juan, Zuluaga-Gomez.
Parcollet, Titouan
Motlicek, Petr
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