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oai:catalogue.elra.info:ELRA-S0233

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Title:US English Speecon database
Abstract:The US English Speecon database comprises the recordings of 550 adult US English speakers and 50 child US English speakers who uttered respectively over 290 items and 210 items (read and spontaneous).
Access Rights:Rights available for: Research Use, Commercial Use
Date Available (W3CDTF):2007-02-20
Date Issued (W3CDTF):2007-02-20
Date Modified (W3CDTF):2007-02-23
Description:Desktop/Microphone
The US English Speecon database is divided into 2 sets: 1) The first set comprises the recordings of 550 adult US English speakers (286 males, 264 females), recorded over 4 microphone channels in 4 recording environments (office, entertainment, car, public place). 2) The second set comprises the recordings of 50 child US English speakers (21 boys, 29 girls), recorded over 4 microphone channels in 1 recording environment (children room). This database is partitioned into 25 DVDs (first set) and 3 DVDs (second set). The speech databases made within the Speecon project were validated by SPEX, the Netherlands, to assess their compliance with the Speecon format and content specifications. Each of the four speech channels is recorded at 16 kHz, 16 bit, uncompressed unsigned integers in Intel format (lo-hi byte order). To each signal file corresponds an ASCII SAM label file which contains the relevant descriptive information. Each speaker uttered the following items (over 290 items for adults and over 210 items for children): Calibration data: - 6 noise recordings - The ?silence word? recording Free spontaneous items (adults only): - 5 minutes (session time) of free spontaneous, rich context items (story telling) (an open number of spontaneous topics out of a set of 30 topics) 17 Elicited spontaneous items (adults only): - 3 dates - 2 times - 3 proper names - 2 city names - 1 letter sequence - 2 answers to questions - 3 telephone numbers - 1 language Read speech: - 30 phonetically rich sentences uttered by adults and 60 uttered by children - 5 phonetically rich words (adults only) - 4 isolated digits - 1 isolated digit sequence - 4 connected digit sequences - 1 telephone number - 3 natural numbers - 1 money amount - 2 time phrases (T1 : analogue, T2 : digital) - 3 dates (D1 : analogue, D2 : relative and general date, D3 : digital) - 3 letter sequences - 1 proper name - 2 city or street names - 2 questions - 2 special keyboard characters - 1 Web address - 1 email address - 208 application specific words and phrases per session (adults) - 74 toy commands, 14 phone commands and 34 general commands (children) The following age distribution has been obtained: Adults: 217 speakers are between 15 and 30, 204 speakers are between 31 and 45, 129 speakers are over 46. Children: 18 speakers are between 8 and 10, and 32 speakers are between 11 and 14. A pronunciation lexicon with a phonemic transcription in SAMPA is also included.
Identifier:ELRA-S0233
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Language:English
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:ELRA (European Language Resources Association)
Type (DCMI):Sound
Type (OLAC):primary_text

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Archive:  ELRA Catalogue of Language Resources
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:catalogue.elra.info:ELRA-S0233
DateStamp:  2007-02-20
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