The DeepTone™ Cloud API comes with a set of different models. Each model is optimized to give insights on a certain voice property.
The following models are available:
- Speech: Speech classifier that can detect music, general noise, or human speech
- SpeechRT: Speech classifier that can detect human speech, music or general noise for low latency scenarios.
- SpeakerMap: Speaker labelling - speaker_1, speaker_2, etc for speaker separation purposes (Alpha Access)
- Gender: Speaker gender classifier
- Arousal: Speaker arousal classifier
- Emotions: Speaker emotion classifier
- Language: Speaker language classifier (Early Access)
- UnderageSpeaker: Underage Speaker classifier
Integrated speech- and silence-detector
Finding voice properties only works if there is a voice to classify in a given audio snippet.
This is why all the models that give insights on voice are combined with our
Based on the output of the
Volume model, the audio can be classified as
If audio was detected, the
SpeechRT model will categorize it into one of three categories:
Currently, we consider everything that is neither speech nor music to be "other".
We will be able to categorize audio into a wider range of categories with our
HumanSounds model (coming soon ...).
Our latest SpeechRT model outperforms the Speech model in terms of speech classification in common use cases. The SpeechRT model is therefore the default model used for speech detection within other models.
In choosing between Speech and SpeechRT, it is advisable to experiment with both and choose the one that performs better on your data.
In case of low-latency requirements, the SpeechRT may be preferable as it can react to changes faster due to its shorter receptive field. In cases where decision between speech, music, and noise will be difficult (e.g. overlapping sources), the longer context available to the Speech model may yield better results. If experimentation is not possible, you should choose the SpeechRT model.
We are continuously improving our models, so the advice here is subject to change with new model updates.
Each of our classifier models will return an iterable that contains a time-series of predictions. Each element of the time-series contains the following information:
- Timestamp - in milliseconds
- Confidence - float ∈ [0,1]
- Model result - depends on the model that is used
Optionally a user can also request a
transitions components in addition to the time-series result when
processing a file. Additionally,
raw model results can be requested in which case they will be appended to the time-series.
More information about those can be found in the File Processing section.
Each model has a different receptive field - the minimum amount of data it needs to process before it produces reliable results. This means that if you request a model to process data it can output results as often as desired (minimum every 64ms and a multiple of it) but the initial results might not be accurate since there was not enough data to match the receptive field. Also note that if you request your data to be processed by multiple models at the same time, each might start producing accurate results at different points in time, depending on their receptive fields.
The receptive field plays a role in the reaction time of models. Models with longer receptive field would generally take longer to be certain enough that the classification of an audio snippet has changed. Therefore, models with shorter receptive fields would generally react to changes faster.
All models can output predictions at best at every 64ms of audio data.
Detailed information on how to configure the properties of a model can be found in the Usage section. The following models are currently available in the DeepTone™ Cloud API:
|Speech||Speech classifier that can detect music, general noise, or human speech||speech | music | other | silence||1082ms|
|SpeechRT||Speech classifier that can detect human speech, music or general noise for low latency scenarios.||speech | music | other | silence||146ms|
|SpeakerMap||Speaker labelling - speaker_1, speaker_2, etc for speaker separation purposes (Alpha Access)||speaker_1 | speaker_2 | ... | unknown | no_speech | silence||2107 ms|
|Gender||Speaker gender classifier||male | female | unknown | no_speech | silence||3130 ms|
|Arousal||Speaker arousal classifier||low | neutral | high | no_speech | silence||2107 ms|
|Emotions||Speaker emotion classifier||happy | irritated | neutral | tired | no_speech | silence||2107 ms|
|Language||Speaker language classifier (Early Access)||de | en | es | fr | it | unknown | no_speech | silence||2107 ms|
|UnderageSpeaker||UnderageSpeaker classifier that can detect adult or child speakers||adult | child | unknown | no_speech | silence||570.5 ms|