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Title:IARPA Babel Bengali Language Pack IARPA-babel103b-v0.4b
Access Rights:Licensing Instructions for Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/language-resources/data/obtaining
Bibliographic Citation:Bills, Aric, et al. IARPA Babel Bengali Language Pack IARPA-babel103b-v0.4b LDC2016S08. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2016
Contributor:Bills, Aric
David, Anne
Dubinski, Eyal
Fiscus, Jonathan G.
Gillies, Breanna
Harper, Mary
Jarrett, Amy
Molina, María Encarnación Pérez
Ray, Jessica
Rytting, Anton
Paget, Shelley
Shen, Wade
Silber, Ronnie
Tzoukermann, Evelyne
Wong, Jamie
Date (W3CDTF):2016
Date Issued (W3CDTF):2016-08-15
Description:*Introduction* IARPA Babel Bengali Language Pack IARPA-babel103b-v0.4b was developed by Appen for the IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) Babel program. It contains approximately 215 hours of Bengali conversational and scripted telephone speech collected in 2011 and 2012 along with corresponding transcripts. The Babel program focuses on underserved languages and seeks to develop speech recognition technology that can be rapidly applied to any human language to support keyword search performance over large amounts of recorded speech. *Data* The Bengali speech in this release represents that spoken in India by native speakers of Bengali born in India. The gender distribution among speakers is approximately even; speakers' ages range from 16 years to 65 years. Calls were made using different telephones (e.g., mobile, landline) from a variety of environments including the street, a home or office, a public place, and inside a vehicle. All audio data is presented as 8kHz 8-bit a-law encoded audio in sphere format. Transcripts are available in two versions: the Bengali script and a romanization scheme developed by Appen Butler Hill, both encoded in UTF-8. Further information about transcription methodology is contained in the documentation accompanying this release. Evaluation data is available from NIST in support of OpenKWS. *Samples* Please view the following samples: * Audio Sample * Transcript Sample * Romanized Transcript Sample *Updates* None at this time.
Extent:Corpus size: 6399944 KB
Format:Sampling Rate: 8000
Sampling Format: a-law
ISBN: 1-58563-763-7
ISLRN: 306-240-490-682-3
DOI: 10.35111/5jdb-wp44
Language (ISO639):ben
License:IARPA Babel Bengali Agreement (For-Profit): https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/iarpa-babel-bengali-agreement-for-profit.pdf
IARPA Babel Bengali Agreement (Non-Member): https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/iarpa-babel-bengali-agreement-non-member.pdf
IARPA Babel Bengali Agreement (Not-For-Profit): https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/iarpa-babel-bengali-agreement-not-for-profit.pdf
Medium:Distribution: Web Download
Publisher:Linguistic Data Consortium
Publisher (URI):https://www.ldc.upenn.edu
Relation (URI):https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/docs/LDC2016S08
Rights Holder:Portions © 2015 U.S. Government
The U.S. Government acquired this data from Appen Pty Ltd, which assigned the copyright to the data to the U.S. Government.
Type (DCMI):Sound
Type (OLAC):primary_text


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Citation: Bills, Aric; David, Anne; Dubinski, Eyal; Fiscus, Jonathan G.; Gillies, Breanna; Harper, Mary; Jarrett, Amy; Molina, María Encarnación Pérez; Ray, Jessica; Rytting, Anton; Paget, Shelley; Shen, Wade; Silber, Ronnie; Tzoukermann, Evelyne; Wong, Jamie. 2016. Linguistic Data Consortium.
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