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Title:IARPA Babel Amharic Language Pack IARPA-babel307b-v1.0b
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 Amharic Language Pack IARPA-babel307b-v1.0b LDC2019S22. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2019
Contributor:Bills, Aric
Bishop, Judith
Conners, Thomas
David, Anne
Dubinski, Eyal
Fiscus, Jonathan G.
Gann, Ketty
Harper, Mary
Kazi, Michael
Le, Hanh
Malyska, Nicolas
Melot, Jennifer
Phillips, Josh
Ray, Jessica
Roomi, Bergul
Rytting, Anton
Strahan, Tania E.
Date (W3CDTF):2019
Date Issued (W3CDTF):2019-11-15
Description:*Introduction* IARPA Babel Amharic Language Pack IARPA-babel307b-v1.0b was developed by Appen for the IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) Babel program. It contains approximately 204 hours of Amharic conversational and scripted telephone speech collected in 2014 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 Amharic speech in this release represents the Addis Ababa, Shewa, and Gondar dialect regions of Ethiopia. The gender distribution among speakers is approximately equal; speakers' ages range from 16 years to 60 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. Audio data is presented as 8kHz 8-bit a-law encoded audio in sphere format and 48kHz 24-bit PCM encoded audio in wav format. Transcripts are encoded in UTF-8 in fidel (Ge’ez/Ethiopic) script and in a romanization scheme developed by Appen. Transcripts are included for approximately 75% of the speech. 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: * Speech * Romanized Transcript * Transcript *Updates* None at this time.
Extent:Corpus size: 10671703 KB
Format:Sampling Rate: 8000
Sampling Format: alaw
ISBN: 1-58563-906-0
ISLRN: 102-641-476-636-9
DOI: 10.35111/ehfb-ka57
Language (ISO639):amh
License:IARPA Babel Amharic Agreement (For-Profit): https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/iarpa-babel-amharic-agreement-for-profit.pdf
IARPA Babel Amharic Agreement (Non-Member): https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/iarpa-babel-amharic-agreement-non-member.pdf
IARPA Babel Amharic Agreement (Not-For-Profit): https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/iarpa-babel-amharic-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/LDC2019S22
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; Bishop, Judith; Conners, Thomas; David, Anne; Dubinski, Eyal; Fiscus, Jonathan G.; Gann, Ketty; Harper, Mary; Kazi, Michael; Le, Hanh; Malyska, Nicolas; Melot, Jennifer; Phillips, Josh; Ray, Jessica; Roomi, Bergul; Rytting, Anton; Strahan, Tania E. 2019. Linguistic Data Consortium.
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