Efficient keyword spotting using dilated convolutions and gating

19 Nov 2018  ·  Alice Coucke, Mohammed Chlieh, Thibault Gisselbrecht, David Leroy, Mathieu Poumeyrol, Thibaut Lavril ·

We explore the application of end-to-end stateless temporal modeling to small-footprint keyword spotting as opposed to recurrent networks that model long-term temporal dependencies using internal states. We propose a model inspired by the recent success of dilated convolutions in sequence modeling applications, allowing to train deeper architectures in resource-constrained configurations... Gated activations and residual connections are also added, following a similar configuration to WaveNet. In addition, we apply a custom target labeling that back-propagates loss from specific frames of interest, therefore yielding higher accuracy and only requiring to detect the end of the keyword. Our experimental results show that our model outperforms a max-pooling loss trained recurrent neural network using LSTM cells, with a significant decrease in false rejection rate. The underlying dataset - "Hey Snips" utterances recorded by over 2.2K different speakers - has been made publicly available to establish an open reference for wake-word detection. read more

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