Florian Schmid, Khaled Koutini, Gerhard Widmer,
"Efficient Large-Scale Audio Tagging Via Transformer-to-CNN Knowledge Distillation"
: Proceedinbgs of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2023, Seite(n) pp 1-5, 5-2023
Efficient Large-Scale Audio Tagging Via Transformer-to-CNN Knowledge Distillation
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Proceedinbgs of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2023
Audio Spectrogram Transformer models rule the field of Audio Tagging, outrunning previously dominating Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs). Their superiority is based on the ability to scale up and exploit large-scale datasets such as AudioSet. However, Transformers are demanding in terms of model size and computational requirements compared to CNNs. We propose a training procedure for efficient CNNs based on offline Knowledge Distillation (KD) from high-performing yet complex transformers. The proposed training schema and the efficient CNN design based on MobileNetV3 results in models outperforming previous solutions in terms of parameter and computational efficiency and prediction performance. We provide models of different complexity levels, scaling from low-complexity models up to a new state-of-the-art performance of .483 mAP on AudioSet.