OLAC Record
oai:catalogue.elra.info:ELRA-S0258

Metadata
Title:Orientel United Arab Emirates MCA (Modern Colloquial Arabic)
Abstract:This speech database contains the recordings of 750 Arabic speakers recorded over the United Arab Emirates' fixed and mobile telephone network. Each speaker uttered around 48 read and spontaneous items.
Access Rights:Rights available for: Research Use, Commercial Use
Date Available (W3CDTF):2007-12-18
Date Issued (W3CDTF):2007-12-18
Date Modified (W3CDTF):2011-05-13
Description:Telephone
The OrienTel United Arab Emirates MCA (Modern Colloquial Arabic) database comprises 880 speakers (432 males, 448 females) recorded over the local fixed and mobile telephone network. This database is partitioned into 1 DVD. The speech databases made within the OrienTel project were validated by SPEX, the Netherlands, to assess their compliance with the OrienTel format and content specifications. Speech samples are stored as sequences of 8-bit 8 kHz A-law. Each prompted utterance is stored in a separate file. Each signal file is accompanied by an ASCII SAM label file which contains the relevant descriptive information. Each speaker uttered the following items: ? 1 isolated single digit ? 1 sequence of 10 isolated digits ? 4 connected digits : 1 prompt sheet number (6 digits), 1 telephone number (6-15 digits), 1 credit card number (14/16 digits), 1 PIN ? code (6 digits), 1 spontaneous phone number ? 2 currency money amounts ? 1 natural number ? 4 dates : 1 spontaneous (date or year of birth), 1 prompted date, 1 relative or general date expression, 1 prompted date ? phrase (Islamic calendar) ? 2 time phrases : 1 time of day (spontaneous), 1 time phrase (word style) ? 3 spelled words : 1 spontaneous (own forename), 1 city name, 1 real/artificial word for coverage ? 5 directory assistance utterances : 1 spontaneous forename, 1 city of childhood (spontaneous), 1 frequent city name, 1 frequent company name, 1 common forename and surname ? 2 yes/no questions : 1 predominantly yes question, 1 predominantly no question ? 6 application keywords/keyphrases ? 1 word spotting phrase using embedded application words ? 4 phonetically rich words ? 9 phonetically rich sentences ? 3 spontaneous items (for control) The following age distribution has been obtained: 488 speakers are between 16 and 30, 309 speakers are between 31 and 45, 83 speakers are over 46. A pronunciation lexicon with a phonemic transcription in SAMPA is also included.
Identifier:ELRA-S0258
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Language:Arabic
Language (ISO639):ara
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-S0258
DateStamp:  2007-12-18
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