CSLU: Voices

Item Name: CSLU: Voices
Authors: Alexander Kain
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2006S01
ISBN: 1-58563-363-1
Release Date: Jan 19, 2006
Data Type: speech
Sample Rate: 22050 Hz
Data Source(s): microphone speech
Application(s): speaker identification, speaker verification, speech recognition, speech synthesis
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
Distribution: 1 DVD
Member fee: $0 for 2006 members
Non-member Fee: US $150.00
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Citation: Alexander Kain
CSLU: Voices
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia

The Voices Corpus was created by Alexander Kain for his Ph.D. dissertation work on high resolution voice transformation. The corpus contains 12 speakers reading 50 phonetically rich sentences. The recording procedure involved a "mimicking" approach which resulted in a high degree of natural time-alignment between different speakers. The acoustic wave and the concurrent laryngograph signal were recorded for one "free" and two "mimicked" renditions of each sentence. Pitch marks, calculated from the laryngograph signal, and time marks, the output of a forced-alignment algorithm, have been added to the corpus.


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Portions 2002 Center for Spoken Language Understanding, Oregon Health & Science University, 2006 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvsania