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Title:2007 NIST Language Recognition Evaluation Test Set
Access Rights:Licensing Instructions for Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/language-resources/data/obtaining
Bibliographic Citation:Martin, Alvin, and Audrey Le. 2007 NIST Language Recognition Evaluation Test Set LDC2009S04. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2009
Contributor:Martin, Alvin
Le, Audrey
Date (W3CDTF):2009
Date Issued (W3CDTF):2009-10-20
Description:*Introduction* 2007 NIST Language Recognition Evaluation Test Set consists of 66 hours of conversational telephone speech segments in the following languages and dialects: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese), Mandarin Chinese (Mainland, Taiwan), Chinese (Min), English (American, Indian), Farsi, German, Hindustani (Hindi, Urdu), Korean, Russian, Spanish (Caribbean, non-Caribbean), Tamil, Thai and Vietnamese. The goal of the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Language Recognition Evaluation (LRE) is to establish the baseline of current performance capability for language recognition of conversational telephone speech and to lay the groundwork for further research efforts in the field. NIST conducted three previous language recognition evaluations, in 1996, 2003 and 2005. The most significant differences between those evaluations and the 2007 task were the increased number of languages and dialects, the greater emphasis on a basic detection task for evaluation and the variety of evaluation conditions. Thus, in 2007, given a segment of speech and a language of interest to be detected (i.e., a target language), the task was to decide whether that target language was in fact spoken in the given telephone speech segment (yes or no), based on an automated analysis of the data contained in the segment. Further information regarding this evaluation can be found in the evaluation plan which is included in the documentation for this release. The training data for LRE 2007 consists of the following: * 2003 NIST Language Recognition Evaluation, LDC2006S31. This material is comprised of: (1) approximately 46 hours of conversational telephone speech segments in the target languages and dialects and (2) the 1996 LRE test data (conversational telephone speech in Arabic (Egyptian colloquial), English (General American, Southern American), Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese (Mainland, Taiwan), Spanish (Caribbean, non-Caribbean), Tamil and Vietnamese). * 2005 NIST Language Recognition Evaluation, LDC2008S05. This release consists of approximately 44 hours of conversational telephone speech in English (American, Indian), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese (Mainland, Taiwan), Spanish (Mexican) and Tamil. * Supplemental test data to be released by LDC in late 2009, 2007 NIST Language Recognition Evaluation Supplemental Training Data, LDC2009S05. *Data* Each speech file in the test data is one side of a 4-wire telephone conversation represented as 8-bit 8-kHz mu-law format. There are 7530 speech files in SPHERE (.sph) format for a total of 66 hours of speech. The speech data was compiled from LDCs CALLFRIEND, Fisher Spanish and Mixer 3 corpora and from data collected by Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon. The test segments contain three nominal durations of speech: 3 seconds, 10 seconds and 30 seconds. Actual speech durations vary, but were constrained to be within the ranges of 2-4 seconds, 7-13 seconds and 23-35 seconds, respectively. Non-speech portions of each segment were included in each segment so that a segment contained a continuous sample of the source recording. Therefore, the test segments may be significantly longer than the speech duration, depending on how much non-speech was included. Unlike previous evaluations, the nominal duration for each test segment was not identified. *Samples* For an example of the data in this corpus, please listen to this audio sample.
Extent:Corpus size: 1861208 KB
Format:Sampling Rate: 8000
Sampling Format: u-law
Identifier:LDC2009S04
https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/LDC2009S04
ISBN: 1-58563-529-4
ISLRN: 994-591-828-190-6
Language:Yue Chinese
Vietnamese
Thai
Tamil
Spanish
Russian
Korean
Japanese
Hindi
Persian
English
German
Mandarin Chinese
Bengali
Standard Arabic
Dari
Iranian Persian
Arabic
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tha
tam
spa
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kor
jpn
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fas
eng
deu
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prs
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License:LDC User Agreement for Non-Members: https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/ldc-non-members-agreement.pdf
Medium:Distribution: Web Download
Publisher:Linguistic Data Consortium
Publisher (URI):https://www.ldc.upenn.edu
Relation (URI):https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/docs/LDC2009S04
Rights Holder:Portions © 2005 Oregon Health and Science University, © 1996, 2006, 2009 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Type (DCMI):Sound
Type (OLAC):primary_text

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