OLAC Record

Title:Orientel United Arab Emirates MSA (Modern Standard Arabic)
Abstract:This speech database contains the recordings of 500 Arabic speakers recorded over the United Arab Emirates' fixed and mobile telephone network. Each speaker uttered around 49 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):2008-01-11
The OrienTel United Arab Emirates MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) database comprises 500 speakers (254 males, 246 females) recorded over the local fixed and mobile telephone network. This database is partitioned into 2 DVDs. 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 ? 2 sequence of 10 isolated digits ? 7 connected digits : 1 prompt sheet number (6 digits), 6 strings of 4 digits in written format ? 2 currency money amounts ? 2 natural numbers ? 3 dates : 1 prompted date, 1 relative or general date expression, 1 prompted date phrase (Islamic calendar) ? 1 time phrase (word style) ? 2 spelled items : string of 4-letter sequences written out as Aleph, Bae, Jim, etc ? 3 directory assistance utterances : 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 ? 4 spontaneous items (for control) The following age distribution has been obtained: 318 speakers are between 15 and 30, 129 speakers are between 31 and 45, 53 speakers are over 46. A pronunciation lexicon with a phonemic transcription in SAMPA is also included.
Language (ISO639):ara
Publisher:ELRA (European Language Resources Association)
Type (DCMI):Sound
Type (OLAC):primary_text


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