Combining Residual Networks with LSTMs for Lipreading

12 Mar 2017  ·  Themos Stafylakis, Georgios Tzimiropoulos ·

We propose an end-to-end deep learning architecture for word-level visual speech recognition. The system is a combination of spatiotemporal convolutional, residual and bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory networks. We train and evaluate it on the Lipreading In-The-Wild benchmark, a challenging database of 500-size target-words consisting of 1.28sec video excerpts from BBC TV broadcasts. The proposed network attains word accuracy equal to 83.0, yielding 6.8 absolute improvement over the current state-of-the-art, without using information about word boundaries during training or testing.

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Task Dataset Model Metric Name Metric Value Global Rank Result Benchmark
Lipreading Lip Reading in the Wild 3D Conv + ResNet-34 + Bi-LSTM Top-1 Accuracy 83.00 # 14


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