More Speaking or More Speakers?

Self-training (ST) and self-supervised learning (SSL) methods have demonstrated strong improvements in automatic speech recognition (ASR). In spite of these advances, to the best of our knowledge, there is no analysis of how the composition of the labelled and unlabelled datasets used in these methods affects the results. In this work we aim to analyse the effect of number of speakers in the training data on a recent SSL algorithm (wav2vec 2.0), and a recent ST algorithm (slimIPL). We perform a systematic analysis on both labeled and unlabeled data by varying the number of speakers while…Apple Machine Learning Research