textless-lib: a Library for Textless Spoken Language Processing

Eugene Kharitonov, Jade Copet, Kushal Lakhotia, Tu Anh Nguyen, Paden Tomasello, Ann Lee, Ali Elkahky, Wei Ning Hsu, Abdelrahman Mohamed, Emmanuel Dupoux, Yossi Adi

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Abstract

Textless spoken language processing research aims to extend the applicability of standard NLP toolset onto spoken language and languages with few or no textual resources. In this paper, we introduce textless-lib, a PyTorch-based library aimed to facilitate research in this research area. We describe the building blocks that the library provides and demonstrate its usability by discuss three different use-case examples: (i) speaker probing, (ii) speech resynthesis and compression, and (iii) speech continuation. We believe that textless-lib substantially simplifies research the textless setting and will be handful not only for speech researchers but also for the NLP community at large. The code, documentation, and pre-trained models are available at https://github.com/facebookresearch/textlesslib/.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationNAACL 2022 - 2022 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Demonstrations Session
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781955917742
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event2022 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL 2022 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 10 Jul 202215 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameNAACL 2022 - 2022 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Demonstrations Session

Conference

Conference2022 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period10/07/2215/07/22

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