TDT2 Careful Transcription Audio

Item Name: TDT2 Careful Transcription Audio
Authors: John Garofalo, David Graff
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2000S92
ISBN: 1-58563-167-1
Data Type: speech
Data Source(s): broadcast news
Project(s): EARS, GALE, TDT, TIDES
Application(s): speech recognition, topic detection and tracking
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
Distribution: 1 DVD
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Citation: John Garofalo, David Graff
TDT2 Careful Transcription Audio
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia


This file contains documentation on the Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) 2 Careful Transcription Audio Corpus, Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2000S92 and ISBN 1-58563-167-1. This corpus contains the recordings of broadcast news audio. The transcriptions to these recordings are available in the Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) 2 Careful Transcription Text Corpus, Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2000T44 and ISBN 1-58563-166-3.

Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) refers to automatic techniques for finding topically related material in streams of data such as newswire and broadcast news. The TDT2 corpus was created to support three TDT2 tasks: find topically homogeneous sections (segmentation), detect the occurrence of new events (detection), and track the reoccurrence of old or new events (tracking). For further information on TDT2 please visit our TDT2 Information Pages.


This publication contains 1998 broadcasts from the following sources: ABC News Cable News Network (CNN) Public Radio International (PRI) Voice of America (VOA)


For an example of the data in this corpus, please review this audio sample.


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Content Copyright

Portions 1998 ABC, 1998 CNN, 1998 PRI