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Title:KASET - Kurmanji and Sorani Kurdish Speech and Transcripts
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Bibliographic Citation:Delgado, Dana, et al. KASET - Kurmanji and Sorani Kurdish Speech and Transcripts LDC2024S01. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2024
Contributor:Delgado, Dana
Walker, Kevin
Strassel, Stephanie
Graff, David
Caruso, Christopher
Date (W3CDTF):2024
Date Issued (W3CDTF):2024-01-16
Description:*Introduction* KASET - Kurmanji and Sorani Kurdish Speech and Transcripts was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and consists of approximately 147 hours of telephone conversations (289 recordings) and broadcast news (410 recordings) in two Kurdish dialects: Kurmanji Kurdish and Sorani Kurdish. Corresponding transcripts covering approximately 60 hours of the recordings are included in this release. Kurdish is spoken primarily in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Sorani and Kurmanji are the two widely spoken dialects of the Kurdish language. *Data* Twenty-one native Kurdish speakers living in the continental United States each made a minimum of ten telephone calls, lasting up to ten minutes, to a family member or friend living in North America on a topic of their choice. LDC also collected multiple streaming radio and television broadcast programs (narrowband and wideband audio), many of which contained a mix of Kurmanji and Sorani Kurdish. Telephone recordings were collected via LDC's telephone speech collection system as two-channel 8-bit μ-law, 8-KHz sample rate. Broadcast audio was captured as single channel recordings at a sample rate of 16-KHz. All audio is stored in flac-compressed format. Native speaker auditors identified a 5-10 minute span from each broadcast recording for transcription. Full telephone recordings that passed the native speaker audit were transcribed. The four main fields on each line on each line of the transcript files (start_offset, end_offset, speaker_label, transcript_text) are separated by tabs. Each contains a list of time-stamped segments in order according to their start_offset values, with no blank lines. The transcripts are presented as plain-text, tab-delimited files with UTF-8 character encoding. This release includes speaker information, such as gender, year of birth, and language. *Samples* Please view these samples: * Sorani broadcast audio (flac) * Sorani broadcast transcript (tsv) * Kurmanji telephone audio (flac) * Kurmanji telephone transcript (tsv) *Updates* None at this time.
Extent:Corpus size: 16295125 KB
Format:Sampling Rate: CTS 8 KHz BN 16 KHz
Sampling Format: CTS 16-bit pcm BN 16-bit pcm
ISLRN: 712-302-473-619-2
DOI: 10.35111/576n-ye16
Language:Central Kurdish
Northern Kurdish
Language (ISO639):ckb
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/LDC2024S01
Rights Holder:Portions © 2020 GKSAT, © 2020 Kurdistan24, © 2020 Rudaw, © 2020 SAHAR Universal Network, © 2020 Speda HD, © 2014 Star TV, © 2014, 2020 TRT Kurdi, © 2020-2024 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Type (DCMI):Sound
Type (OLAC):primary_text


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Citation: Delgado, Dana; Walker, Kevin; Strassel, Stephanie; Graff, David; Caruso, Christopher. 2024. Linguistic Data Consortium.
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