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Title:Multi-Language Conversational Telephone Speech 2011 -- South Asian
Access Rights:Licensing Instructions for Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/language-resources/data/obtaining
Bibliographic Citation:Jones, Karen, et al. Multi-Language Conversational Telephone Speech 2011 -- South Asian LDC2017S14. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2017
Contributor:Jones, Karen
Graff, David
Walker, Kevin
Strassel, Stephanie
Date (W3CDTF):2017
Date Issued (W3CDTF):2017-08-15
Description:*Introduction* Multi-Language Conversational Telephone Speech 2011 -- South Asian was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and is comprised of approximately 118 hours of telephone speech in five distinct language varieties of South Asia (i.e. the Indian sub-continent): Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu. The data were collected primarily to support research and technology evaluation in automatic language identification, and portions of these telephone calls were used in the NIST 2011 Language Recognition Evaluation (LRE). LRE 2011 focused on language pair discrimination for 24 languages/dialects, some of which could be considered mutually intelligible or closely related. LDC has also released the following as part of the Multi-Language Conversational Telephone Speech 2011 series: * Slavic Group (LDC2016S11) * Turkish (LDC2017S09) * Central Asian (LDC2018S03) * Central European (LDC2018S08) * Spanish (LDC2018S12) * Arabic (LDC2019S02) * English (LDC2019S06) *Data* Participants were recruited by native speakers who contacted acquaintances in their social network. Those native speakers made one call, up to 15 minutes, to each acquaintance. The data was collected using LDC's telephone collection infrastructure, comprised of three computer telephony systems. Human auditors labeled calls for callee gender, dialect type and noise. Demographic information about the participants was not collected. All audio data are presented in FLAC-compressed MS-WAV (RIFF) file format (*.flac); when uncompressed, each file is 2 channels, recorded at 8000 samples/second with samples stored as 16-bit signed integers, representing a lossless conversion from the original mu-law sample data as captured digitally from the public telephone network. The following table summarizes the total number of calls, total number of hours of recorded audio, and the total size of compressed data: group lng #calls #hours #MB s_asian ben 118 26.6 1374 s_asian hin 37 7.4 383 s_asian pnb 207 38.8 1921 s_asian tam 101 22.9 1140 s_asian urd 116 22.9 1140 s_asian Totals 579 118.3 5913 *Samples* Please listen to this sample. *Updates* None at this time.
Extent:Corpus size: 6060528 KB
Format:Sampling Rate: 8000
Sampling Format: pcm
ISBN: 1-58563-808-0
ISLRN: 809-338-263-232-7
DOI: 10.35111/wbvn-4359
Western Panjabi
Language (ISO639):ben
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/LDC2017S14
Rights Holder:Portions © 2017 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Type (DCMI):Sound
Type (OLAC):primary_text


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Citation: Jones, Karen; Graff, David; Walker, Kevin; Strassel, Stephanie. 2017. Linguistic Data Consortium.
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