Unified Multimodal Punctuation Restoration Framework for Mixed-Modality Corpus

24 Jan 2022  ·  Yaoming Zhu, Liwei Wu, Shanbo Cheng, Mingxuan Wang ·

The punctuation restoration task aims to correctly punctuate the output transcriptions of automatic speech recognition systems. Previous punctuation models, either using text only or demanding the corresponding audio, tend to be constrained by real scenes, where unpunctuated sentences are a mixture of those with and without audio. This paper proposes a unified multimodal punctuation restoration framework, named UniPunc, to punctuate the mixed sentences with a single model. UniPunc jointly represents audio and non-audio samples in a shared latent space, based on which the model learns a hybrid representation and punctuates both kinds of samples. We validate the effectiveness of the UniPunc on real-world datasets, which outperforms various strong baselines (e.g. BERT, MuSe) by at least 0.8 overall F1 scores, making a new state-of-the-art. Extensive experiments show that UniPunc's design is a pervasive solution: by grafting onto previous models, UniPunc enables them to punctuate on the mixed corpus. Our code is available at github.com/Yaoming95/UniPunc

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