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June 16, 2022, 1:11 a.m. | W. Ronny Huang, Shuo-yiin Chang, David Rybach, Rohit Prabhavalkar, Tara N. Sainath, Cyril Allauzen, Cal Peyser, Zhiyun Lu

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Improving the performance of end-to-end ASR models on long utterances ranging
from minutes to hours in length is an ongoing challenge in speech recognition.
A common solution is to segment the audio in advance using a separate voice
activity detector (VAD) that decides segment boundary locations based purely on
acoustic speech/non-speech information. VAD segmenters, however, may be
sub-optimal for real-world speech where, e.g., a complete sentence that should
be taken as a whole may contain hesitations in the middle ("set …

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