How to fix different sampling rates in a dataset with Nkululeko

With nkululeko since version 0.62.0 you can automatically adjust the sampling rate to the standard of 16 kHz, which is required by most models that might need to process your data.

A special module can be configured in the configuration file like this:

# which of the data splits to re-sample: train, test or all (both)
sample_selection = all
replace = True
target = data_resampled.csv

and then you call it like this

python -m nkululeko.resample --config my_config.ini

WARNING: if replace = True, this changes (overwrites) ALL files in the splits, directly on your hard disk. Make sure to make a safety copy of your database before, in case the results are undesired, or you still need the data in other sample rates.

The default value though, is replace = False . Then, the target value will be used as filename for the new dataframe with filenames that indicate that the sampling rate has been changed.

As stated above, only files in the test and train splits are affected. This means that you can use all filtering, e.g. limit samples per speaker to 20 samples to pre-select samples.

Nkululeko: how to predict labels for your data from existing models and check them

With nkululeko since version 0.58.0, you can predict labels automatically for a given database, and then perhaps use these predictions to check on bias within your data.
One example:
You have a database labeled with smokers/non-smokers. You evaluate a machine learning model, check on the features and find to your astonishment, that the mean pitch is the most important feature to distinguish between smokers and non-smokers, with a very high accuracy.
You suspect foul-play and auto-label the data with a public model predicting biological sex (called gender in Nkululeko).
After a data exploration you see that most of the smokers are female and most of the non-smokers are male.
The machine learning model detected biological sex and not smoking behaviour.

How do you do this?
Firstly, you need to predict labels. In a configuration file, state the annotations you'd like to be added to your data like this:

databases = ['mydata']
mydata = ... # location of the data
mydata.split_strategy = random # not important for this 
# the label names that should be predicted: possible are: 'gender', 'age', 'snr', 'valence', 'arousal', 'dominance', 'pesq', 'mos'
targets = ['gender']
# the split selection, use "all" for all samples in the database
sample_selection = all

You can then call the predict module with python:

python -m nkululeko.predict --config my_config.ini

The resulting new database file in CSV format will appear in the experiment folder.
The newly predicted values will be named with a trailing _pred, e.g. "gender_pred" for "gender"
You can than configure the explore module to visualize the the correlation between the new labels and the original target:

databases = ['predicted']
predicted = ./my_exp/mydata_predicted.csv
predicted.type = csv
predicted.absolute_path = True
predicted.split_strategy = random
# which labels to investigate in context with target label
value_counts = [['gender_pred']]
# the split selection
sample_selection = all

and then call the explore module:

python -m nkululeko.explore --config my_config.ini

The resulting visualizations are in the image folder of the experiment folder.
Here is an example of the correlation between emotion and estimated PESQ (Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality)

The effect size is stated as Cohen's d, for categories that have the largest value, in this case the difference of estimated speech quality is largest between the categories neutral and angry.