This file contains documentation on the Levantine Arabic QT Training Data Set 5, Speech, Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) catalog number LDC2006S29 and ISBN 1-58563-377-1. The transcriptions for this recorded speech may be found in LDC2006T07.
This release contains 1,660 calls totalling approximately 250 hours of telephone conversation in Levantine Arabic. These calls were collected between 2003 and 2005.
This corpus is the combination of four former training data sets: LDC2004E21 and LDC2004E22, LDC2004E65 and LDC2004E66, LDC2005S07 and LDC2005T03 and LDC2005S14 (Speech and Transcripts). More than half of the speakers are Lebanese, the others are Jordanian, Palestinian, and Syrian. The table below shows the distribution of the speakers' national origin:
- 559 Jordanian
- 1,853 Lebanese
- 355 Palestinian
- 67 Syrian
- 484 Levantine speakers whose national origin could not be determined.
For an example of this corpus, please listen to this audio sample in sphere format.
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