Two questions about transcription challenge

I want to ask two questions regarding speech transcription challenge.

(1) Is it okay to use OpenAI’s whisper model (Introducing Whisper) for our challenge? I know that it’s a publicly available model, but want to make sure.

(2) If so, do you normalise our submission json file before evaluation? Or do I have to submit the json file after normalising with english.glm provided in the github repo?

Thank you!

  1. I am not sure how you use Whisper as part of your solution, but please be sure you comply with Challenge Official Rules especially the part “Intellectual Property”.

  2. Before scoring the submissions, our evaluation script will itself lowercase the words in the transcript and apply the English GLM.