Facebook GSLM textless NLP


Facebook recently introduced a generative spoken language model (GSLM) called textless NLP.
The research team believes that their GSLM can be an effective method for pre-training downstream tasks trained with few available labelled or annotated data, like spoken summarization, information retrieval tasks, and sentiment analysis.
GSLM uses the latest breakthroughs in representation learning, allowing it to work directly from raw audio signals, without any text or labels. According to Facebook, this opens the door to a new era of textless NLP applications for potentially every language spoken on Earth — even those without significant or limited text datasets. In addition, it enables the development of NLP models that incorporate the full range of expressivity of oral language.