Debiased Automatic Speech Recognition for Dysarthric Speech via Sample Reweighting with Sample Affinity Test

Eungbeom Kim, Yunkee Chae, Jaeheon Sim, Kyogu Lee

Automatic speech recognition systems based on deep learning are mainly trained under empirical risk minimization (ERM). Since ERM utilizes the averaged performance on the data samples regardless of a group such as healthy or dysarthric speakers, ASR systems are unaware of the performance disparities across the groups. This results in biased ASR systems whose performance differences among groups are severe. In this study, we aim to improve the ASR system in terms of group robustness for dysarthric speakers. To achieve our goal, we present a novel approach, sample reweighting with sample affinity test (Re-SAT). Re-SAT systematically measures the debiasing helpfulness of the given data sample and then mitigates the bias by debiasing helpfulness-based sample reweighting. Experimental results demonstrate that Re-SAT contributes to improved ASR performance on dysarthric speech without performance degradation on healthy speech.

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