TDT2 Careful Transcription Text

Item Name: TDT2 Careful Transcription Text
Authors: Stephanie Strassel, Nii Martey
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2000T44
ISBN: 1-58563-166-3
Data Type: text
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
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Citation: Stephanie Strassel, Nii Martey
TDT2 Careful Transcription Text
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This file contains documentation on the Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) 2 Careful Transcription Text Corpus, Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2000T44 and ISBN 1-58563-166-3. This corpus contains the transcription of the broadcast news audio file in the Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) 2 Careful Transcription Audio Corpus, Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2000S92 and ISBN 1-58563-167-1.

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)

Please look at this sample transcript.


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Portions 1998 ABC, 1998 CNN, 1998 PRI