Installing Kaldi with MKL support without root access

Kaldi has recently switched to Intel Math Kernel Libraries (MKL) for linear algebra operations (as of April 2019). However, installing MKL (by running tools/extras/install_mkl.sh) requires root access. This post details how kaldi (with MKL) can be installed without root access.

Training kaldi models with custom features

Kaldi Speech Recognition Toolkit is a freely available toolkit that offers several tools for conducting research on automatic speech recognition (ASR). It lets us train an ASR system from scratch all the way from the feature extraction (MFCC,FBANK, ivector, FMLLR,…), GMM and DNN acoustic model training, to the decoding using advanced language models, and produce state-of-the-art results.


Kaldi script for CNN-DNN evaluation on CHiME-3 data