Two-Stage Training for Chinese Dialect Recognition

Zongze Ren, Guofu Yang, Shugong Xu

In this paper, we present a two-stage language identification (LID) system based on a shallow ResNet14 followed by a simple 2-layer recurrent neural network (RNN) architecture, which was used for Xunfei (iFlyTek) Chinese Dialect Recognition Challenge and won the first place among 110 teams. The system trains an acoustic model (AM) firstly with connectionist temporal classification (CTC) to recognize the given phonetic sequence annotation and then train another RNN to classify dialect category by utilizing the intermediate features as inputs from the AM. Compared with a three-stage system we further explore, our results show that the two-stage system can achieve high accuracy for Chinese dialects recognition under both short utterance and long utterance conditions with less training time.

 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1522

Cite as: Ren, Z., Yang, G., Xu, S. (2019) Two-Stage Training for Chinese Dialect Recognition. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 4050-4054, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1522.

  author={Zongze Ren and Guofu Yang and Shugong Xu},
  title={{Two-Stage Training for Chinese Dialect Recognition}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2019},