This publication contains the evaluation test material used in the 1998 DARPA/NIST Continuous Speech Recognition Broadcast News HUB4 English Benchmark Test administered by the NIST Spoken Natural Language Processing Group and produced by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC), catalog number LDC2000S86, ISBN 1-58563-172-8.
The test material is contained in two SPHERE-formatted waveform files. The file h4e_98_1.sph (set1) contains 1.5 hours of Broadcast News excerpts from 1996. The file h4e_98_2.sph (set2) contains 1.5 hours of Broadcast News excerpts from 1998. Each file should be separately recognized per the HUB4 English Evaluation Specification.